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Counseling interventions delivered in women with breast cancer to improve health-related quality of life: a systematic review.

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Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation 2017 Jun 17; ()

Authors

D'Egidio V1; Sestili C2; Mancino M3; Sciarra I4; Cocchiara R5; Backhaus I6; Mannocci A7; De Luca A8; Frusone F9; Monti M10; La Torre G11; RETURN TO BREAST Collaborative group12;

Author Information
  • 1Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy. valeria.degidio@uniroma1.it.
  • 2Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.
  • 3Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.
  • 4Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.
  • 5Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.
  • 6Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.
  • 7Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.
  • 8Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
  • 9Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
  • 10Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
  • 11Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Higher survival rates for breast cancer patients have led to concerns in dealing with short- and long-term side effects. The most common complications are impairment of shoulder functions, pain, lymphedema, and dysesthesia of the injured arm; psychological consequences concern: emotional distress, anxiety, and depression, thereby, deeply impacting/affecting daily living activity, and health-related quality of life.

OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review for assessing the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions aiming at improving health-related quality of life, return to daily activity, and correct lifestyles among breast cancer patients.

METHODS: A literature search was conducted in December 2016 using the databases PubMed and Scopus. Search terms included: (counseling) AND (breast cancer) AND (quality of life). Articles on counseling interventions to improve quality of life, physical and psychological outcomes were included.

RESULTS: Thirty-five articles met the inclusion criteria. The interventions were grouped in five main areas: concerning lifestyle counseling interventions, related to combined interventions (physical activity and nutritional counseling), physical therapy, peer counseling, multidisciplinary approach, included psychological, psycho-educational interventions, and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). Exercise counseling as well as physical therapy are effective to improve shoulder mobility, healing wounds, and limb strength. Psychological therapies such as psychoeducation and CBT may help to realize a social and psychological rehabilitation.

CONCLUSION: A multidisciplinary approach can help in sustaining and restoring impaired physical, psychosocial, and occupational outcomes of breast cancer patients.



PMID

28623442

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Publication Type: Journal Article, Review


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