Effects of a problem-solving intervention (COPE) on quality of life for patients with advanced cancer on clinical trials and their caregivers: simultaneous care educational intervention (SCEI): linking palliation and clinical trials.

@article{Meyers2011EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a problem-solving intervention (COPE) on quality of life for patients with advanced cancer on clinical trials and their caregivers: simultaneous care educational intervention (SCEI): linking palliation and clinical trials.},
  author={Frederick J. Meyers and M. Katherine Carducci and Matthew J Loscalzo and John Linder and Tamara A Greasby and Laurel A Beckett},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={465-73}
}
CONTEXT Patients on investigational clinical trials and their caregivers experience poor quality of life (QOL), which declines as the disease progresses. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of a standardized cognitive-behavioral problem-solving educational intervention on the QOL of patients enrolled on investigational clinical trials and their caregivers. DESIGN Prospective, multi-institution, randomized trial. QOL was measured repeatedly over 6 months. PARTICIPANTS Patients were… CONTINUE READING