Psychosocial concerns and interventions for cancer survivors.

TitlePsychosocial concerns and interventions for cancer survivors.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsStanton AL
JournalJ Clin Oncol
Date Published2006 Nov 10
KeywordsAdaptation, Psychological, Aftercare, Continuity of Patient Care, Delivery of Health Care, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Medical Oncology, Neoplasms, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Patient Advocacy, Psychotherapy, Quality of Life, Survivors, United States

In light of the increasing population living with a history of cancer in the United States, it is important to attend to quality of life and health in this group, and to develop effective interventions to address psychosocial and physical concerns across the course of the cancer trajectory. The goals of this article are to document the need for attention to psychosocial domains; offer a brief overview of the current status of the empirical literature on effects of psychosocial interventions with cancer survivors, relying on systematic reviews and meta-analyses conducted in the last decade; highlight recent examples of randomized, controlled psychosocial intervention trials directed toward cancer survivors after the completion of primary medical treatments (ie, the re-entry phase and beyond); and identify directions for application and research.

Alternate JournalJ. Clin. Oncol.
PubMed ID17093275