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McCaffrey, C. Nadeane – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: Designed to reduce anxiety and boost self-concept, The Modified Feeling Great Program (MFGP) consisted of a series of mental training exercises used to improve the quality of life for 6-17 year old children (N=20) with cancer. More specifically, the children were taught how to relax, look for highlights (good things that happen to them),…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Metabolism, Research Design, Test Results
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Burish, Thomas G.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Sixty cancer chemotherapy patients were randomly assigned to one of four treatments: relaxation training with guided relaxation imagery (RT), general coping preparation (PREP), both RT and PREP, or routine clinic treatment only. Found that PREP intervention increased patients' knowledge of disease and treatment, reduced anticipatory side effects,…
Descriptors: Cancer, Coping, Drug Therapy, Imagery
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Robaey, Philippe; Krajinovic, Maja; Marcoux, Sophie; Moghrabi, Albert – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2008
Pharmacogenetics holds the promise of minimizing adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes of cancer patients by identifying patients at risk, enabling the individualization of treatment and the planning of close follow-up and early remediation. This review focuses first on methotrexate, a drug often implicated in neurotoxicity, especially when used in…
Descriptors: Cancer, Patients, Drug Therapy, Pharmacology
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Carandang, Carlo; Santor, Darcy; Gardner, David M.; Carrey, Normand; Kutcher, Stan – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
The underlying proposition for any experimental/therapeutic trial is the uncertainty that the risks of treatment will be outweighed by its benefits. For some therapeutic interventions (e.g., exercise programs, vitamin supplementation), the potential for treatment-emergent adverse events may prima facie be low or negligible, whereas for others…
Descriptors: Therapy, Surgery, Safety, Probability
Petersen, Robert C. – 1980
This edition, the eighth in the series of annual reports, is a nontechnical summary of recent developments in marihuana research with a summary of research through the end of 1979 concerning possible health implications, which cannot be reported with great certainty because of the brief duration of the American marihuana experience. Areas of…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Therapy
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Eiser, Christine – Archives of Disease in Childhood, 1978
Available from: British Medical Journal, 1172 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02134. In order to determine whether Central Nervous System irradiation effects intellectual abilities, 28 children in remission at least 2 years after completing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia were assessed on standardized psychological tests…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Age Differences, Concept Formation, Diseases
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Mulhern, Raymond, K; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1992
Assessed association of young age at treatment, cranial irradiation, and time since treatment with intellectual deterioration among 49 long-term survivors of childhood leukemia. Found no significant effects of treatment group (low-dose cranial irradiation versus high-dose chemotherapy) or age at treatment. Small but statistically significant…
Descriptors: Cancer, Children, Chronic Illness, Drug Therapy
Hollenbeck, A. R.; And Others – 1978
The deleterious effects of separation and deprivation using children who were undergoing chemotherapy for childhood cancer was investigated. Extensive observational and physiological records were obtained on four children under five years of age during six weeks of treatment in a protected environment. In general, findings parallel those reported…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Cancer
Getzfeld, Andrew R. – 1991
This paper reviews the literature on the physiological causes of bulimia and investigates the rationale behind the usage of antidepressant medication in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. No definite conclusions can be stated regarding the physiology of bulimia, but a number of hypotheses are suggested. It appears that the hypothalamus is involved…
Descriptors: Bulimia, Drug Therapy, Eating Habits, Outcomes of Treatment
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Burish, Thomas G.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1987
Studied cancer patients (N=24) in order to determine whether conditioned nausea and vomiting could be delayed or prevented. Indicated that patients receiving progressive muscle relaxation training and guided imagery had significantly less nausea and vomiting and significanty lower blood pressures, pulse rates, and dysphoria, especially anxiety,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cancer, Drug Therapy, Imagery
Rich, Marc D. – 1995
High school biology textbooks feature little coverage of cancer, so that college students are not generally informed about the condition. At the same time, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of young people who survive cancer, which means that college instructors are likely to have students who have or have had cancer. Instructors…
Descriptors: Cancer, Classroom Environment, Higher Education, Medicine
National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD. – 1985
This booklet was written for children who have a parent or sibling with cancer. It is intended to help readers understand more about cancer, how it is treated, and changes that may be happening in the family's life because of cancer. In addition, it is intended to help readers understand and deal with their feelings about cancer and about the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cancer, Children, Coping
National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD. – 1988
This book informs parents and families of children and young adults with cancer about the most common types of cancer in the young, treatments and their side effects, and common issues that arise with a cancer diagnosis. Aspects of the disease, including characteristics of leukemia and solid tumors, are described. Treatment issues discussed…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cancer, Children, Clinical Diagnosis
Guenther, Ruth M. – 1981
In this study, nutrition therapy was found to be an important variable in the successful treatment of alcoholism. Traditional treatment methods, such as psychological and institutional approaches, social and group therapy, and chemotherapy, are noted. Research on nutritional needs of individuals has led to an orthomolecular concept which holds…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavior Modification, Biochemistry, Dietetics
Waigandt, Alex; Chang, Jane – 1987
A study compared the pharmacology training of nurse practitioner programs with medical and dental programs. Seventy-three schools in 14 states (40 nurse practitioner programs, 19 schools of medicine, and 14 schools of dentistry) were surveyed by mailed questionnaire about the number of hours devoted to the study of pharmacology. The major findings…
Descriptors: Course Content, Dental Schools, Higher Education, Medical Education
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