Table 14KQ2 – Cancer: Outcomes at Post-Treatment – Trials Comparing Family Assisted Approaches to Patient Care to Alternative Interventions

StudyNCancerStageOutcomeAssessmentEffect size [95%CI]
Nezu 200336
  1. Problem solving-individual
  2. Problem solving with significant other
  3. Wait list
150any1 to 3 (mostly local)General psychological functioningOmega-vulnerability0.26 [−0.16, 0.68]
POMS0.17 [−0.25, 0.59]
BSI−0.39 [−0.81, 0.03]
QoL-globalQL Index0.21 [−0.21, 0.63]
Depression/AnxietyHamilton−0.12 [−0.54, 0.30]
Symptom mgmtCARES−0.28 [−0.70, 0.14]
6 month follow-up
General psychological functioningOmega-vulnerability−0.38 [−0.80, 0.04]
POMS−0.37 [−0.79, 0.05]
BSI−0.77 [−1.21, −0.34]
QoL-globalQL Index0.17 [−0.25, 0.59]
Depression/AnxietyHamilton−0.03 [−0.44, 0.39]
Symptom mgmtCARES−0.74 [−1.18, −0.31]
Porter 201145
  1. Coping Skills Training
  2. Education
233lung1 to 3Physical functioningFACT-LNR*
Social functioningFACT-LNR*
Depression/AnxietyBDINR*
STAINR*
Symptom mgmtBPINR*
FACT-L-symptomsNR*
*

Data were either not reported or presented in a fashion that did not permit an effect size calculation

CI=confidence interval; QoL or QL=quality of life; NR=not reported; See Abbreviations Table for assessment tools

Data were either not reported or presented in a fashion that did not permit an effect size calculation

From: RESULTS

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