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Effectiveness of an intervention to improve supportive care for family caregivers of patients with lung cancer: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial


Received: 14 February 2017

Accepted: 5 June 2017

Published: 4 July 2017

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Original Submission
14 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lynda Constable
2 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Zhaoxiang Bian
2 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Michèle Aubin
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2044-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Research Centre of the Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec (IUCPQ)
Research Centre of Primary Care and Services-Université Laval (CERSSPL-UL)
Research Centre of the CHU de Quebec
Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université Laval
Maison Michel-Sarrazin Research Team in Palliative Care and Psychosocial Oncology (ERMOS)
Laval Family Medicine Unit, Université Laval
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université Laval
Pulmonary Oncology Centre, IUCPQ
Faculty of Nursing, Université Laval
Department of Medicine, Université Laval
Faculty of Social Sciences, Université Laval
Department of Psychiatry, Université Laval
CIUSSS Capitale-Nationale