Skip to main content

Dyadic psychosocial interventions for patients with cancer and their caregivers: an update.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Tiete, J; Porter, LS
Published in: Curr Opin Oncol
July 1, 2022

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cancer causes significant impacts on patients and their caregivers. Cancer is also associated with multiple physical and emotional challenges for the patient-caregiver dyad. This patient-caregiver dyad should be considered as a unit of care by healthcare providers and supported through dedicated psychological interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Twelve studies that tested dyadic interventions aiming to support patient-caregiver dyads were identified from the period April 2020 to December 2021. Studies were predominantly randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and single-arm pilot studies. Half of the interventions were online. Interventions were mostly focused on dyadic adjustment and appeared to be acceptable, feasible and globally effective. However, effects were evident predominantly on individual rather than dyadic outcomes. The interventions targeted either individual psychological outcomes, such as depression and anxiety, and are reported to be effective or various individual outcomes and also appeared to be effective. However, there was a large heterogeneity in quality and sample sizes across all intervention types. SUMMARY: Dyadic psychological interventions may be an effective support for patient-caregiver dyads dealing with multiple physical and emotional challenges. Online interventions and the variability of intervention types may respond to dyads specific needs, but though need to be rigorously evaluated through powered RCTs.

Duke Scholars

Published In

Curr Opin Oncol

DOI

EISSN

1531-703X

Publication Date

July 1, 2022

Volume

34

Issue

4

Start / End Page

304 / 312

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Quality of Life
  • Psychosocial Intervention
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • Caregivers
  • Anxiety
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
Tiete, J., & Porter, L. S. (2022). Dyadic psychosocial interventions for patients with cancer and their caregivers: an update. Curr Opin Oncol, 34(4), 304–312. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCO.0000000000000835
Tiete, Julien, and Laura S. Porter. “Dyadic psychosocial interventions for patients with cancer and their caregivers: an update.Curr Opin Oncol 34, no. 4 (July 1, 2022): 304–12. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCO.0000000000000835.
Tiete J, Porter LS. Dyadic psychosocial interventions for patients with cancer and their caregivers: an update. Curr Opin Oncol. 2022 Jul 1;34(4):304–12.
Tiete, Julien, and Laura S. Porter. “Dyadic psychosocial interventions for patients with cancer and their caregivers: an update.Curr Opin Oncol, vol. 34, no. 4, July 2022, pp. 304–12. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/CCO.0000000000000835.
Tiete J, Porter LS. Dyadic psychosocial interventions for patients with cancer and their caregivers: an update. Curr Opin Oncol. 2022 Jul 1;34(4):304–312.

Published In

Curr Opin Oncol

DOI

EISSN

1531-703X

Publication Date

July 1, 2022

Volume

34

Issue

4

Start / End Page

304 / 312

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Quality of Life
  • Psychosocial Intervention
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • Caregivers
  • Anxiety
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • 3211 Oncology and carcinogenesis
  • 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis