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.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

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Condition:   Gynecological Cancer Intervention:   Other: Group delivered Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sponsor:   University of Chester Active, not recruiting
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