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BRIEF TITLE: Evaluating the Effect of a Mobile Audio Companion (Elly) to Reduce Anxiety in Cancer Patients

IIT2020-13-GRESHAM-ELLY: Evaluating the Effect of a Mobile Audio Companion (Elly) to Reduce Anxiety in Cancer Patients

  • Org Study ID: IIT2020-13-GRESHAM-ELLY
  • Secondary ID:
  • NCT ID: NCT04604158
  • NCT Alias:
  • Sponsor: Gillian Gresham - Other
  • Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Brief Summary

This is a single-arm, prospective, interventional study in cancer survivors and patients to examine the feasibility of a mobile health application, Elly (Elly Health Inc.), to reduce levels of anxiety, stress, loneliness, and social isolation. Participants will be given access to the Elly phone application developed by Elly Health Inc. and will be asked to complete questionnaires measuring quality of life at multiple timepoints during the study.

Overal Status Start Date Phase Study Type
Recruiting December 2, 2020 N/A Interventional

Primary Outcomes:

Primary Outcome 1 - Measure: Absolute change in patient-reported anxiety scores at Day 30 compared with baseline.

Primary Outcome 1 - Time Frame: 30 days


  • Cancer
  • Cancer Metastatic
  • Neoplasms
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Glioblastoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Anxiety
  • Social Isolation
  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Melanoma
  • Uterine Cancer


Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of cancer of any type and currently receiving cancer-targeted treatment or
have received cancer-targeted treatment within 6 months of consent date based on
self-report. Cancer-targeted treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy,
hormonal therapy, biologic therapy, immunotherapy, and surgery.

- 18 years or older

- Access to and ability to use an iPhone (SE+, iOS 12.4+)

- Ability to understand and read English

- Have an understanding, ability, and willingness to fully comply with study procedures
and restrictions

Exclusion Criteria:

- Hearing loss or vision impairment that would preclude the participant from accessing and
using the app (use of hearing aids or visual aids is acceptable) based on self-report.
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Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Official Information

Name: Gillian Gresham, PhD

Role: Principal Investigator

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Overall Contact

Name: Gillian Gresham, PhD

Phone: 310-423-3341



Facility Status Contact
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California 90048
United States
Recruiting Gillian Gresham