A randomised trial of a psychosocial intervention for cancer patients integrated into routine care: The PROMPT study (promoting optimal outcomes in mood through tailored psychosocial therapies)

Jane Turner, Brian Kelly, David Clarke, Patsy Yates, Sanchia Aranda, Damien Jolley, Suzanne Chambers, Maryanne Hargraves, Lisa McFadyen

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Abstract

Despite evidence that up to 35 of patients with cancer experience significant distress, access to effective psychosocial care is limited by lack of systematic approaches to assessment, a paucity of psychosocial services, and patient reluctance to accept treatment either because of perceived stigma or difficulties with access to specialist psycho-oncology services due to isolation or disease burden. This paper presents an overview of a randomised study to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief tailored psychosocial Intervention delivered by health professionals in cancer care who undergo focused training and participate in clinical supervision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 9
Number of pages9
JournalBMC Cancer
Volume11
Issue numberArt. No: 48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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