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2020 Sep 19

J Cancer Surviv

Acceptance and commitment therapy in adult cancer survivors: a systematic review and conceptual model.


Mathew A, Doorenbos AZ, Jang M K, Hershberger PE
J Cancer Surviv. 2020 Sep 19.
PMID: 32949353.


People with cancer experience significant physical and psychological symptoms, during as well as after primary treatment. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a psychological intervention, reduces both types of symptoms among individuals with chronic pain and emotional distress. Due to the unique challenges of cancer survivorship, this systematic review critically evaluates and synthesizes the literature on the context, mechanisms, and effect of ACT among adult cancer survivors.