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dc.contributor.authorSchuurs, Alanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Heatheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:35:17Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:35:17Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:16:54Z
dc.identifier.issn1099-1611en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.3102en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47312
dc.description.abstractObjective: This research aimed to address the gap in evidence-based treatment available for cancer survivors who are experiencing cognitive dysfunction through piloting a novel treatment intervention. The overall research question was whether a group cognitive rehabilitation intervention would be feasible for improving cognitive function and quality of life for people who have completed cancer treatment. Methods: Three groups of adults were recruited: an intervention group of 23 cancer survivors who completed a 4-week group cognitive rehabilitation treatment, a comparison group of 9 cancer survivors, and a community sample of 23 adults who had never experienced cancer. Measures of objective and subjective cognitive function, quality of life, psychosocial distress and illness perceptions were used. The research design was non-randomised. Results: The results indicated that the intervention was effective in improving overall cognitive function, visuospatial/constructional performance, immediate memory, and delayed memory beyond practice effects alone. It was helpful in reducing participants' perceptions of cognitive impairment and psychosocial distress, as well as promoting social functioning and understanding of cognition. The improvements were maintained at three months after the intervention. Participants reported a high level of satisfaction with the treatment. Conclusions: The results provided evidence for the feasibility of a brief group-based cognitive rehabilitation intervention to treat cognitive problems experienced by cancer survivors.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1043en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1049en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsycho-Oncologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106en_US
dc.titleA feasibility study of group cognitive rehabilitation for cancer survivors: enhancing cognitive function and quality of lifeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: A feasibility study of group cognitive rehabilitation for cancer survivors: enhancing cognitive function and quality of life, Psycho-Oncology, Volume 22, Issue 5, pages 1043–1049, May 2013, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.3102.en_US
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