Life-Review in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients

G. Kleijn, I. Verdonck-de Leeuw, E.T. Bohlmeijer

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Incurable ill cancer patients often experience emotional distress and reduced quality of life. In clinical practice there is an urgent need for evidence based interventions for this population. The aim of this study is to assess efficacy of structured life review therapy in palliative cancer patients and their partners. In total 122 palliative cancer patients will be randomized into the intervention group (4 sessions of Life Review Therapy (LRT) at their residence) or the control group (waiting list). Additional to the RCT, qualitative interviews will be conducted to obtain insight into how patients experience and evaluate LRT. As the RCT will be completed at the end of this year, the presentation will focus on preliminary observations. Problems encountered conducting the study and experiences of patients who have received the program will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-539
Number of pages1
JournalThe Gerontologist
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2013
Event66th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America 2013: Optimal Aging Through Research - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 20 Nov 201324 Nov 2013
Conference number: 66


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