Does psychosocial intervention improve survival in cancer? A meta-analysis.

@article{Chow2004DoesPI,
  title={Does psychosocial intervention improve survival in cancer? A meta-analysis.},
  author={Edward Chow and May N. Tsao and Tamara Harth},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={25-31}
}
BACKGROUND There is growing evidence that positive psychosocial intervention improves the wellbeing of cancer patients. Two meta-analyses conducted to date confirmed a significant small-to-moderate effect on quality of life. Previous randomized trials reported that psychosocial intervention also improved survival. However, more recent trials failed to detect a difference in survival. A systematic review of randomized trials that have examined the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention in… CONTINUE READING