Pilot randomized controlled trial of individual meaning-centered psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer.

@article{Breitbart2012PilotRC,
  title={Pilot randomized controlled trial of individual meaning-centered psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer.},
  author={W. Breitbart and Shannon R. Poppito and B. Rosenfeld and A. Vickers and Yuelin Li and Jennifer Abbey and M. Olden and H. Pessin and Wendy G Lichtenthal and D. Sjoberg and Barrie R. Cassileth},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={
          1304-9
        }
}
  • W. Breitbart, Shannon R. Poppito, +8 authors Barrie R. Cassileth
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • PURPOSE Spiritual well-being and sense of meaning are important concerns for clinicians who care for patients with cancer. We developed Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) to address the need for brief interventions targeting spiritual well-being and meaning for patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with stage III or IV cancer (N = 120) were randomly assigned to seven sessions of either IMCP or therapeutic massage (TM). Patients were assessed before and… CONTINUE READING
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