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Protecting Patient Recovery

Amy Hoffman








This intervention aims to help protect the patient’s recovery by pre-empting post-operative complications.

“This is where my research team is making a difference - by transforming the current standard of care and providing an innovative, rehabilitative, home-based exercise intervention for post-surgical lung cancer patients,” said Hoffman.

A Transdisciplinary Research Team

Michigan State University
Amy J. Hoffman, PhD, RN, Principal Investigator (Fatigue, Symptoms, Self-Efficacy, Oncology Nursing, and Lung Cancer); Alexander von Eye, PhD, Co-Investigator (Methods, Psychometrics, and Psychology); Barbara A. Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, Co-Investigator (Fatigue, Symptoms, Oncology Nursing, Interventional Research)

Duke University Medical Center
Lee W. Jones, PhD, Consultant (Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Oncology); Jean Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, Consultant, (Lung Cancer, Symptoms, Functional Status, Oncology Nursing)

Grand Valley State University
Gordon Alderink, PhD, Consultant (Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Clinical Gait Analysis); Ruth Ann Brintnall, PhD, AOCN, CHPN, APRN-BC, (Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Oncology Nursing)

Spectrum Health
Lawrence Patzelt, MD, Consultant (Thoracic Surgery, Site Principal Investigator for Spectrum Health); Glenn VanOtteren, MD, Consultant (Pulmonology and Critical Care and Internal Medicine); Debbie Ritz-Holland, RN, BSN, OCN (Clinical Oncology Nurse); Mark Enter, RN, OCN (Clinical Oncology Nurse)