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Systematic review of post-treatment psychosocial and behaviour change interventions for men with cancer.

Dale, H, Adair, PM and Humphris, G 2010, 'Systematic review of post-treatment psychosocial and behaviour change interventions for men with cancer.' , Psycho oncology, 19 (3) , pp. 227-237.

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    Abstract

    Objectives: The psychosocial impacts of a cancer diagnosis include reduced quality of life, poorer inter-personal relationships, hopelessness and mental illness. Worse outcomes, including mortality rates have been found for single men with cancer compared with women and partnered men. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the effectiveness of posttreatment psychosocial and behaviour change interventions for adult men with cancer, in order to inform the development of an intervention. A focus on single men was intended. Methods: Ten databases were searched via Ovid and Web of Science. Papers were systematically extracted by title, abstract and full paper according to the inclusion/exclusion criteria. Full papers were assessed by two authors. Inclusion criteria: participants at any stage of a cancer diagnosis, X50% male and aged 181; psychosocial and/or behavioural posttreatment interventions, using any format; a one–three level of evidence. Couple/carer/family interventions were excluded. Results: From 9948 studies initially identified, 11 were finally included in the review. They implemented cognitive behaviour therapy, hypnosis or psychoeducational interventions. All studies had some positive results, however, lack of reporting of intervention content and methodological issues limit the findings. No studies intervened with single men, and none provided comparative outcomes for marital status. Conclusions: Effectiveness of interventions was difficult to assess as, while all had benefits, their generalisability was limited due to methodological and reporting limitations. Improved reporting procedures are required to allow for replication.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cancer, oncology, men, interventions, review
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Psycho oncology
    Publisher: Wiley InterScience
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1057-9249
    Depositing User: PM Adair
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 10:37
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:51
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15767

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