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Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 1992 Jun;42(6):206-13.

[Effectiveness of psychosocial management of cancer patients--a critical review of empirical studies (status: December 1990)].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Medizinische Psychologie, Universität Wien.


41 empirical studies evaluating psychosocial care of cancer patients, published between 1975 and 1990 are presented. Only those studies were selected that examined adult patients and controlled the effects of psychotherapeutic interventions. 35 studies reported significant effects on coping, mood states or quality of life. 6 articles were inquiries into the efficiency of intervention on time of survival, 3 measured the impact on the immune system.

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