Being Mindful of Mindfulness Interventions in Cancer: a systematic review of intervention reporting and study methodology
ConclusionsMindfulness is increasingly considered a standard therapy in psycho‐oncology. While many studies proclaim benefits, there is considerable variability, modification to standardized protocols, and claims of benefit often reflect decreases in sub‐clinical supportive care symptomology rather than therapeutic relief of clinically significant psychological disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest most improvements in cancer patients' increase over time after both interventions. Furthermore, patients seemed to benefit more from eMBCT than MBCT based on psychological distress levels, especially those patients with low levels of mindfulness skills and conscientiousness. PMID: 29932784 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Condition: Gynecological Cancer Intervention: Other: Group delivered Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sponsor: University of Chester Active, not recruiting
Women who have been treated for breast cancer may identify vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS), as a serious problem. HFNS are unpleasant to experience and can have a significant im...
Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first use of a participatory action research approach to develop a psychological intervention for parents of children previously treated for cancer and to identify acceptable study procedures. Involvement of parents with lived experience was vital in the development of a potentially relevant and acceptable intervention for this population.
We examined fatigue levels up to 14 years after CBT.MethodsEligible participants of two randomized controlled trials who had completed CBT for CRF and a post-treatment assessment were contacted (n = 81). Fatigue was assessed with the subscale “fatigue severity” of the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS-fatigue). The course of fatigue over time was examined with linear mixed model analyses. Fatigue levels of participants were compared to matched population controls at long-term follow -up. We tested with multiple regression analysis if fatigue at follow-up was predicted by the patients’...
CONCLUSION: IAPT therapists can deliver CBT to advanced cancer patients, given therapists positive experiences evident in the present study. However, it was concluded that additional service and modifications of therapy may be needed before positive outcomes for both therapists and patients can be achieved. PMID: 29575210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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