ERIC Number: ED183976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration of Benefits of Early Identification of Psychosocial Problems and Early Intervention Toward Rehabilitation of Cancer Patients. Final Report.
Diller, Leonard; And Others
Early identification of psychosocial problems and early intervention with cancer patients can be beneficial to patient rehabilitation. This report focusses on: (1) developing and implementing an effective "model program" of psychosocial intervention for adult cancer patients; (2) evaluating the impact of intervention in ameliorating cancer patients' psychosocial problems; (3) developing procedures for documenting intervention; and (4) developing predictive criteria for patients who are psychosocially "at risk." A retrospective study of 136 cancer patients whose psychosocial problems were systematically surveyed yielded findings which were used to develop, implement and evaluate a psychosocial intervention model. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. of Rehabilitation Medicine.