Music therapy's positive effects on young cancer patients' coping skills, social integration

(Wiley) A new study has found that adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment gain coping skills and resilience-related outcomes when they participate in a therapeutic music process that includes writing song lyrics and producing videos. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that such music therapy interventions can provide essential psychosocial support to help young patients positively adjust to cancer.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatric Critical Care Source Type: research
Abstract PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Involvement in treatment decision making (TDM) is considered a key element of patient- and family-centered care and positively affects outcomes. However, for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, little is known about the current state of knowledge about their perspective on and involvement in TDM or the factors influencing AYAs' TDM involvement. LITERATURE SEARCH: Integrative review focused on AYAs aged 15-21 years, their involvement in TDM, and factors influencing their involvement using the MEDLINE®, PsycINFO®, CINAHL®, and Web of Science databases. ...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
Authors: Kamimura K, Matsumoto Y, Zhou Q, Moriyama M, Saijo Y Abstract Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer often live long lives following treatment and face many life events. No detailed studies of cancers in AYAs have described the epidemiology, treatment outcome, and social status in Japan. The present study defined AYAs as those aged 15-29 years old based on the US National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program. Data was collected from the hospital-based cancer registry and electronic medical charts at Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital from 2007 to ...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
Authors: Baker KS, Syrjala KL Abstract Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer, defined by the National Cancer Institute as having been diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 39 years old, have not benefited from the same improvements in quality of outcomes and survival that have been seen for individuals diagnosed in childhood or as older adults. Although is leukemia composed of a diverse group of diagnoses, leukemia AYA survivors share unique vulnerabilities with other AYA diagnostic groups. They will spend the majority of their lives as survivors, with clear evidence of adverse medical conditions, health c...
Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
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Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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Source: Biochimie - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochimie Source Type: research
Source: Patient Preference and Adherence - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Patient Preference and Adherence Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this target group of adolescents and young adults, the need for “information” is the strongest domain of psychosocial need during parent cancer trajectory.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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