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Psychosocial Intervention Cultural Adaptation for Latinx Patients and Caregivers Coping with Advanced Cancer.

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Torres-Blasco, N; Costas-Muñiz, R; Rosario, L; Porter, L; Suárez, K; Peña-Vargas, C; Toro-Morales, Y; Shen, M; Breitbart, W; Castro-Figueroa, EM
Published in: Healthcare (Basel)
July 4, 2022

Latinx advanced cancer patients and caregivers are less likely to have adequate access to culturally congruent psychosocial interventions. Culturally relevant and adapted interventions are more effective within minority groups. We obtained patients' and caregivers' initial evaluations of the Caregivers-Patients Support to Latinx coping with advanced-cancer (CASA) protocol. A qualitative study was conducted, and an acceptance questionnaire and semi-structured interviews were conducted to culturally adapt the psychosocial intervention for Latinx coping with cancer. The semi-structured interview described and demonstrated intervention components and elicited feedback about each one. Latinx advanced cancer patients (Stage III and IV) and caregivers (n = 14 each) completed the acceptance survey, and N = 7 each completed semi-structured interviews. A total of 12 of the 14 patients and caregivers (85.7%) reported high acceptance of the goals and purposes of the intervention protocol. They also reported willingness to daily use of the content of the intervention components: Communication Skills, the Willingness of Meaning, Life has Meaning, Freedom of Will, Identity, Creative Sources of Meaning, and Homework. Most of the participants reported high acceptance (n = 9) of integrating family caregivers into therapy and the high acceptance (n = 10) of the length of the 4-session intervention.

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Healthcare (Basel)

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2227-9032

Publication Date

July 4, 2022

Volume

10

Issue

7

Location

Switzerland

Related Subject Headings

  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
 

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Torres-Blasco, N., Costas-Muñiz, R., Rosario, L., Porter, L., Suárez, K., Peña-Vargas, C., … Castro-Figueroa, E. M. (2022). Psychosocial Intervention Cultural Adaptation for Latinx Patients and Caregivers Coping with Advanced Cancer. Healthcare (Basel), 10(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10071243
Torres-Blasco, Normarie, Rosario Costas-Muñiz, Lianel Rosario, Laura Porter, Keishliany Suárez, Cristina Peña-Vargas, Yoamy Toro-Morales, Megan Shen, William Breitbart, and Eida M. Castro-Figueroa. “Psychosocial Intervention Cultural Adaptation for Latinx Patients and Caregivers Coping with Advanced Cancer.Healthcare (Basel) 10, no. 7 (July 4, 2022). https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10071243.
Torres-Blasco N, Costas-Muñiz R, Rosario L, Porter L, Suárez K, Peña-Vargas C, et al. Psychosocial Intervention Cultural Adaptation for Latinx Patients and Caregivers Coping with Advanced Cancer. Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Jul 4;10(7).
Torres-Blasco, Normarie, et al. “Psychosocial Intervention Cultural Adaptation for Latinx Patients and Caregivers Coping with Advanced Cancer.Healthcare (Basel), vol. 10, no. 7, July 2022. Pubmed, doi:10.3390/healthcare10071243.
Torres-Blasco N, Costas-Muñiz R, Rosario L, Porter L, Suárez K, Peña-Vargas C, Toro-Morales Y, Shen M, Breitbart W, Castro-Figueroa EM. Psychosocial Intervention Cultural Adaptation for Latinx Patients and Caregivers Coping with Advanced Cancer. Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Jul 4;10(7).

Published In

Healthcare (Basel)

DOI

ISSN

2227-9032

Publication Date

July 4, 2022

Volume

10

Issue

7

Location

Switzerland

Related Subject Headings

  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences