Sue Ryder05 - Psychological Factors & Survival after Cancer (June 2005)

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This is an academic presentation given to the Sue Ryder Organization outlining the role of psychological factors in survival after a diagnosis of cancer. The original talk was given June 2005.

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Sue Ryder05 - Psychological Factors & Survival after Cancer (June 2005)

  1. 1. Sue Ryder Care Spring Lecture: Do Psychological Factors Influence Cancer Progression? Alex Mitchell alex.mitchell@leicspart.nhs.uk
  2. 2. • Introduction – Psychological Factors => Physical Outcomes (not QoL) • I - Psychological Outlook (Observational Studies) Coping Styles Studies ? Psychiatric influences • II - Psychological Interventions (RCTs) Individual Sessions Group
  3. 3. • Signif Heterogeneity Different measures Different cancers Different follow-up periods Different outcome measures Different control for physical factors * Different stages of disease *
  4. 4. Psychological Measures! POMS SCL90 SADS SHS MAACL BOS PAIS JFS HAS VUL LS RSE EO HDRS PSI TSCS PSE SRSS CANTRIL HLC STAI BDI SCQ LC

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