ERIC Number: EJ943393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
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Psychoeducational Interventions with Pediatric Cancer Patients: Part II. Effects of Information and Skills Training on Health-Related Outcomes
Beale, Ivan L.; Bradlyn, Andrew S.; Kato, Pamela M.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v12 n4 p385-397 Dec 2003
In Part I of this paper, we described a model that was used as a framework for reviewing studies of psychoeducational interventions intended to influence illness- and treatment-related behaviors and attitudes in pediatric cancer patients. In Part II, we distinguish between interventions that attempt to influence patients' behaviors just by providing information and interventions that specifically teach skills related to the behaviors they are trying to change. Many types of psychoeducational interventions appear to be effective and those that are training-based generally appear more effective than those that are information-based. Training-based interventions may face a barrier to wide adoption because they are resource-costly, but the development of digital-based training interventions may potentially overcome this barrier.
Descriptors: Cancer, Patients, Psychoeducational Methods, Pediatrics, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Models, Behavior Change, Information Technology
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