Depression among cancer patients: a randomised controlled trial comparing standard care with short psychodynamic psychotherapy

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serval:BIB_9CA32C747114
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
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Abstract (Abstract): shot summary in a article that contain essentials elements presented during a scientific conference, lecture or from a poster.
Collection
Publications
Title
Depression among cancer patients: a randomised controlled trial comparing standard care with short psychodynamic psychotherapy
Author(s)
Stagno Danièle, Stiefel Friedrich, Irenz S. L., Zdrojewski C., Lüthi F., Leyvraz Serge
ISBN
0937-2032
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
57
Series
Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie
Pages
108
Language
english
Notes
SAPHIRID:61649
Abstract
About 40% of the cancer patients suffer from depressive disorders which are seldom identified and even more rarely treated. Depression leads to a reduction in quality of life, diminished medical treatment compliance, prolonged hospital stays, and a reduction of global functioning.
Aim of the study: The aim of the study is to compare the effectiveness of a standard treatment based on the guidelines for the management of major depression in the medically ill [1] with a short psychodynamic psychotherapy in cancer patients with major depression (MD) and adjustment disorders (AD) with depressive symptoms in an oncology population [2].
Methods: Cancer patients fulfilling the DSM-IV criteria for a MD and AD are randomly assigned to two groups. The first group receives standard treatment (pharmacotherapy, regular consultations by an oncologist) and the second a short psychodynamic psychotherapy of 16 sessions. Evaluation of effectiveness consists of pre and post intervention results, as well as intermediary and follow-up outcomes.
Results: A total of 30 patients were included in the study, to date. Preliminary results indicate an improvement of depressive symptoms after 8 and 16 weeks in both groups, with a difference, though not statistically significant, favouring the psychotherapy; limitations of the study have to be addressed.
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