Role of Patient Coping Strategies in Understanding the Effects of Early Palliative Care on Quality of Life and Mood.

@article{Greer2018RoleOP,
  title={Role of Patient Coping Strategies in Understanding the Effects of Early Palliative Care on Quality of Life and Mood.},
  author={Joseph Andrew Greer and Jamie Michele Jacobs and Areej El-Jawahri and Ryan D Nipp and Emily R Gallagher and William F Pirl and Elyse R. Park and Alona Muzikansky and Juliet C Jacobsen and Vicki Ann Jackson and Jennifer S. Temel},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2018},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={
          53-60
        }
}
Purpose The early integration of oncology and palliative care (EIPC) improves quality of life (QOL) and mood for patients with advanced cancer. However, the mechanisms by which EIPC benefits these outcomes remain unclear. We therefore examined whether EIPC improved patients' coping strategies and if changes in coping accounted for intervention effects on QOL and depressive symptoms. Patients and Methods For this secondary analysis of an EIPC trial, we examined data from 350 patients with newly… CONTINUE READING
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