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Ryan MalibiranFollow

Start Date

19-3-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

19-3-2018 11:30 AM

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Background Bibliotherapy is a self-help intervention that involves literature and treatment books used to help patients overcome distress and improve quality of life. It has been a cost effective, therapeutic method with the means of helping patients with their coping skills. However, studies and research is scarce in the psychology-oncology domain.

Objective This is an integrative literature review (ILR) aimed to evaluate the efficacy of bibliotherapy for alleviating cancer-related physical and mental symptoms.

Methods A variety of methods involved self-help workbooks, pamphlets, novels, and audiobooks, followed up guided interviews and questionnaires to gather feedback from participants.

Findings/Results report that bibliotherapy is an acceptable and effective adjunct therapy for cancer patients recovering from psychological distress such as anxiety, depression and coping skills. 9 studies in the ILR provided acceptable and effective results with the use of bibliotherapy.

Conclusion Bibliotherapy is a cost-effective intervention that can help patients with cancer overcome distress and improve coping skills using literature to help them engage in their own self-management.

Keywords: bibliotherapy, cancer, psychosocial, quality of life

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Mar 19th, 10:00 AM Mar 19th, 11:30 AM

Effectiveness of Bibliotherapy on Patients Diagnosed with Cancer: Integrative Literature Review

Background Bibliotherapy is a self-help intervention that involves literature and treatment books used to help patients overcome distress and improve quality of life. It has been a cost effective, therapeutic method with the means of helping patients with their coping skills. However, studies and research is scarce in the psychology-oncology domain.

Objective This is an integrative literature review (ILR) aimed to evaluate the efficacy of bibliotherapy for alleviating cancer-related physical and mental symptoms.

Methods A variety of methods involved self-help workbooks, pamphlets, novels, and audiobooks, followed up guided interviews and questionnaires to gather feedback from participants.

Findings/Results report that bibliotherapy is an acceptable and effective adjunct therapy for cancer patients recovering from psychological distress such as anxiety, depression and coping skills. 9 studies in the ILR provided acceptable and effective results with the use of bibliotherapy.

Conclusion Bibliotherapy is a cost-effective intervention that can help patients with cancer overcome distress and improve coping skills using literature to help them engage in their own self-management.

Keywords: bibliotherapy, cancer, psychosocial, quality of life

 

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