Use and helpfulness of self-administered stress management therapy in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy in community clinical settings
The purpose of this multicenter longitudinal randomized controlled trial was to examine the efficacy of self-administered stress management training (SSMT) in improving quality of life and reducing psychological distress among patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. Participants were randomized to SSMT (n = 111) or usual psychosocial care only (n = 109). Mixed linear modeling demonstrated no significant improvements in primary outcome measures; however, participants assigned to SSMT reported using significantly more relaxation techniques (p < 0.0001), showed improvements on emotional adjustment scores, and demonstrated a stabilizing effect on the functional adjustment scores. Findings highlight the usefulness of SSMT in community clinical settings. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Aguado Loi, Claudia X.; Taylor, Teletia R.; McMillan, Susan; Gross-King, Margaret; Xu, Ping; Shoss, Mindy Krischer; and Huegel, Viki, "Use and helpfulness of self-administered stress management therapy in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy in community clinical settings" (2012). Howard University Cancer Center Faculty Publications. 64.