Efficacy of Integrated Intervention Program on Mental Health of Cancer Patients

  • Bibin Chand
  • Madhavi Sharma
  • Narendra S Thagunna
Keywords: Cancer, cognitive behaviour therapy, integrated intervention, JPMR, mental health

Abstract

Introduction
Copious researchers have made notable findings on the mental health of cancer patients and effect of various discrete therapies, but still there exist a significant paucity on integrated therapeutic interventions over their mental health. The objectives of this study were to find the prevalence of mental health morbidity and the efficacy of an integrated intervention program comprised of Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Jacobson Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy (JPMRT) and self- imagery training on the mental health of cancer patients.
Methods
In this cross-sectional study, data was collected from 20 patients diagnosed with cancer aged between 40-55 years from an outpatient department of Cancer Institute, India. General Health Questionnaire by Goldberg & Hiller, 1979 (GHQ-28) was administrated to assess the mental health in four domains viz: somatic complaints, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and severe depression. Integrated intervention program was conducted for four days per week for one month. Data was analyzed statistically by using normal probability curve (NPC) and paired t-test.
Results
An overall prevalence of negative mental health and significant positive effect by the integrated intervention on the mental health among cancer patients have been statistically corroborated in this pre-post research.
Conclusion
Integrated intervention program is efficacious in improving mental health in cancer patients.

Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Chand, B., Sharma, M., & Thagunna, N. (2020). Efficacy of Integrated Intervention Program on Mental Health of Cancer Patients. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 42(1), 77. Retrieved from http://potentmediahome.com/jiomn/index.php/jiomn/article/view/85
Section
ABSTRACTS FROM BTF-ICC 2020