Psychotherapeutic trials specific to women with breast cancer: The state of the science
Journal/Book: J Psychosoc Oncol. 1999; 17: 10 Alice St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, USA. Haworth Press Inc. 85-99.
Abstract: This state-of-the-science article focuses on psychotherapeutic interventions specific to women with breast cancer that were published between 1995 and 1998. Following a brief synopsis of psychotherapeutic interventions for women with breast cancer published between 1974 and 1994, the author highlights what is known and elucidates knowledge gaps in the literature. By crystallizing the focus of scholarly inquiries about therapeutic research on breast cancer since 1994 and by addressing the most salient methodological issues and knowledge gaps, the article addresses the urgent need to identify the treatment modalities most likely to provide the greatest potential for use by clinicians and facilitates the application of research to practice.
Note: Article Tapper VJ, 281 Lane DeChantal, Port Townsend,WA 98368 USA
Keyword(s): breast cancer; psychotherapeutic intervention; review article; psycho-oncology; emitional well-being; advanced stage vs. early stage; heterogenous vs. homogenous populations; STRUCTURED PSYCHIATRIC INTERVENTION; SELF-TRANSCENDENCE; TIME; ADOLESCENTS; RECURRENCE; SURVIVAL; SUPPORT; CARE