Loi, C. X, Taylor, T. R, McMillan, S., Gross-King, M., Xu, P., Shoss, M. M & Huegel, V. (2012). Use and helpfulness of self-administered stress management therapy in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy in community clinical settings. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology,K. Kayser.
The purpose of this multicenter longitudinal randomized controlled trial was to examine the efficacy of self-administered stress management training (SSMT) in improving quality of life and reducing psychological distress among patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. Participants were randomized to SSMT (n = 111) or usual psychosocial care only (n = 109). Mixed linear modeling demonstrated no significant improvements in primary outcome measures; however, participants assigned to SSMT reported using significantly more relaxation techniques (p < 0.0001), showed improvements on emotional adjustment scores, and demonstrated a stabilizing effect on the functional adjustment scores. Findings highlight the usefulness of SSMT in community clinical settings.
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