cancer

Psychosocial interventions for cancer survivors: A meta-analysis of effects on positive affect

__Purpose__ Positive affect has demonstrated unique benefits in the context of health-related stress and is emerging as an important target for psychosocial interventions. The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to determine whether …

Interventions to enhance self-efficacy in cancer patients and survivors: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Objective: Self-efficacy expectations are associated with improvements in problematic outcomes widely considered clinically significant (i.e., emotional distress, fatigue, pain), related to positive health behaviors, and, as a type of personal …

Effects of psychosocial interventions on meaning and purpose in adults with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Meaning and purpose in life are associated with the mental and physical health of patients with cancer and survivors and also constitute highly valued outcomes in themselves. Because meaning and purpose are often threatened by a cancer diagnosis and …

A meta-analytic approach to examine the relationship between religion/spirituality and mental health in cancer

Religion and spirituality (R/S) are patient-centered factors and often are resources for managing the emotional sequelae of the cancer experience. Studies investigating the correlation between R/S (eg, beliefs, experiences, coping) and mental health …

A meta-analytic review of religious or spiritual involvement and social health among cancer patients

Religion and spirituality (R/S) play an important role in the daily lives of many cancer patients. There has been great interest in determining whether R/S factors are related to clinically relevant health outcomes. In this meta-analytic review, the …

Religion, spirituality, and physical health in cancer patients: A meta-analysis

Although religion/spirituality (R/S) is important in its own right for many cancer patients, a large body of research has examined whether R/S is also associated with better physical health outcomes. This literature has been characterized by …