Use and helpfulness of self-administered stress management therapy in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy in community clinical settings
Loi, Claudia X. A., Taylor, Teletia R., McMillan, Susan, Gross-King, Margaret, Xu, Ping, Shoss, Mindy Michelle and Huegel, Viki. (2012). Use and helpfulness of self-administered stress management therapy in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy in community clinical settings. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.
|Authors||Loi, Claudia X. A., Taylor, Teletia R., McMillan, Susan, Gross-King, Margaret, Xu, Ping, Shoss, Mindy Michelle and Huegel, Viki|
The purpose of this multicenter longitudinal randomized controlled trial was to examine the efficacy of self-administered stress management training (SSMT) in improving quality of life and reducing psychological distress among patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. Participants were randomized to SSMT (n = 111) or usual psychosocial care only (n = 109). Mixed linear modeling demonstrated no significant improvements in primary outcome measures; however, participants assigned to SSMT reported using significantly more relaxation techniques (p < 0.0001), showed improvements on emotional adjustment scores, and demonstrated a stabilizing effect on the functional adjustment scores. Findings highlight the usefulness of SSMT in community clinical settings.
|Keywords||quality of life; distress; positive thinking; depression; active muscle relaxation; controlled breathing|
|Journal||Journal of Psychosocial Oncology|
|Research Group||Centre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing|
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