Title

Project Genesis: Assessing the Efficacy of Problem-Solving Therapy for Distressed Adult Cancer Patients

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The efficacy of problem-solving therapy (PST) to reduce psychological distress was assessed among a sample of 132 adult cancer patients. A second condition provided PST for both the patient and a significant other. At posttreatment, all participants receiving PST fared significantly better than waiting list control patients. Further, improvements in problem solving were found to correlate significantly with improvements in psychological distress and overall quality of life. No differences in symptom reduction were identified between the 2 treatment protocols. At a 6-month follow-up, however, patients who received PST along with their significant other reported lower levels of psychological distress as compared with members of the PST-alone condition on approximately half of the outcome measures. These effects were further maintained 1-year posttreatment.

Publication Title

Journal of consulting and clinical psychology

Volume

71

Issue

6

First Page

1036

Last Page

1048

Comments

This article was published in Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, Volume 71, Issue 6, Pages 1036-1048.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.71.6.1036.

Copyright © 2003 APA.

This document is currently not available here.

COinS