Psychosocial interventions have been shown to improve quality of life (QOL) for many cancer patients.
A pilot study was conducted to assess the feasibility of a psychoeducational intervention for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
Eight patients receiving chemotherapy for colorectal carcinoma participated.
The intervention is based on a modification of Interpersonal Therapy.
It consisted offour sessions, administered biweekly, using a manual format, by a psychiatric nurse clinician over the telephone.
The participants also completed a set of QOL measures by telephone to assess tolerance of the planned assessment.
The patients received assistance with treatment-related side effects, reported improved ability to communicate with their physician, and gained an understanding of the stresses they discussed.
The patients felt satisfied with the emotional support and medical information provided.
A randomized trial is planned to test the intervention for patients participating in a cooperative trial sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Chimiothérapie, Anticancéreux, Traitement, Qualité vie, Aide thérapeutique, Education sanitaire, Téléphone, Communication information, Carcinome, Côlon, Rectum, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie, Psychoéducation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Chemotherapy, Antineoplastic agent, Treatment, Quality of life, Therapeutic assistance, Health education, Telephone, Information communication, Carcinoma, Colon, Rectum, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Colonic disease, Rectal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0427603
Code Inist : 002B02R01. Création : 10/04/1997.