Psychological interventions for cancer survivors and cancer patients in the palliative phase

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Adelita V Ranchor,

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    1. University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Health Sciences, Section Health Psychology, Groningen, Netherlands
    • Adelita V Ranchor, Health Sciences, Section Health Psychology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Ant Deusinglaan 1, Groningen, 9712 XD, Netherlands. a.v.ranchor@med.umcg.nl.

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  • Joke Fleer,

    1. University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Health Sciences, Section Health Psychology, Groningen, Netherlands
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  • Robbert Sanderman,

    1. University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Health Sciences, Section Health Psychology, Groningen, Netherlands
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  • Karen M Van der Ploeg,

    1. University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Health Sciences, Section Health Psychology, Groningen, Netherlands
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  • James C Coyne,

    1. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, USA
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  • Maya Schroevers

    1. University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Health Sciences, Section Health Psychology, Groningen, Netherlands
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

1) To examine the effectiveness of psychological interventions that are offered to cancer patients who have survived the disease for at least one year.

Related aims include: 

2) to describe the components of psychological interventions that are offered to patients who survived the disease for at least one year;

3) to explore whether the effectiveness of the interventions varies according to whether interventions are given to all available patients (universal) or whether they are targeted at patients with symptoms.