Qual Life Res (2018) 27:515–528 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-017-1620-7 Examining the effect of peer helping in a coping skills intervention: a randomized controlled trial for advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients and their family caregivers 1 1 2 3 • • • • Catherine E. Mosher Ekin Secinti Shelley A. Johns Bert H. O’Neil 3 3 3 4 • • • Paul R. Helft Saﬁ Shahda Shadia I. Jalal Victoria L. Champion Accepted: 7 June 2017 / Published online: 10 June 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract Results Small effects in favor of the coping skills group Purpose At the end of life, spiritual well-being is a central were found regarding meaning in life/peace at 1 and aspect of quality of life for many patients and their family 5 weeks post-intervention. Other outcomes did not vary as caregivers. A prevalent spiritual value in advanced cancer a function of group assignment, with both groups showing patients is the need to actively give. To address this need, small decreases in patient and caregiver fatigue and care- the current randomized trial examined whether adding a giver distress and burden. High recruitment and retention peer helping component to a coping skills intervention rates supported feasibility, and high
Quality of Life Research – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 10, 2017
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