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J Consult Clin Psychol. 2002 Jun;70(3):590-610.

Biobehavioral outcomes following psychological interventions for cancer patients.

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  • Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210-1222, USA. andersen.1@osu.edu

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  • J Consult Clin Psychol. 2003 Jun;71(3):481.


Psychological interventions for adult cancer patients have primarily focused on reducing stress and enhancing quality of life. However, there has been expanded focus on biobehavioral outcomes--health behaviors, compliance, biologic responses, and disease outcomes--consistent with the Biobehavioral Model of cancer stress and disease course. The author reviewed this expanded focus in quasiexperimental and experimental studies of psychological interventions, provided methodologic detail, summarized findings, and highlighted novel contributions. A final section discussed methodologic issues, research directions, and challenges for the coming decade.

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