The purpose of this paper is to present two studies. Study 1 is a literature review on psychological needs of malignant mesothelioma (MM) patients. Study 2 is aimed at assessing how patients and caregiver experience the diagnosis. In study 1 we performed a systematic literature review; while in study 2 we performed a thematic analysis of semistructured interviews. Study 1 detected 5 psychological constructs (i.e. 1. Psychological impact of MM diagnosis; 2. Emotional aspects connected to the occupational context; 3. Coping strategies; 4. Treatment experiences; 5. Quality of life). Study 2 identified 4 themes (i.e. 1. Physical symptoms, affects, and defenses; 2. Living in or near a National Priority Contaminated Site; 3. "Nothing is like it was" 4. "What will become of us?"). The literature review suggests a specific profile of suffering for MM, a result strengthened by the qualitative study on semi-structured interviews. The present paper highlights the lack of specific measures and clinical interventions for this distinctive population.

Guglielmucci, F., Bonafede, M., Franzoi, I.G., Granieri, A. (2018). Research and malignant mesothelioma: Lines of action for clinical psychology. ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ, 54(2), 149-159 [10.4415/ANN_18_02_11].

Research and malignant mesothelioma: Lines of action for clinical psychology

Guglielmucci F.
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2018-01-01

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present two studies. Study 1 is a literature review on psychological needs of malignant mesothelioma (MM) patients. Study 2 is aimed at assessing how patients and caregiver experience the diagnosis. In study 1 we performed a systematic literature review; while in study 2 we performed a thematic analysis of semistructured interviews. Study 1 detected 5 psychological constructs (i.e. 1. Psychological impact of MM diagnosis; 2. Emotional aspects connected to the occupational context; 3. Coping strategies; 4. Treatment experiences; 5. Quality of life). Study 2 identified 4 themes (i.e. 1. Physical symptoms, affects, and defenses; 2. Living in or near a National Priority Contaminated Site; 3. "Nothing is like it was" 4. "What will become of us?"). The literature review suggests a specific profile of suffering for MM, a result strengthened by the qualitative study on semi-structured interviews. The present paper highlights the lack of specific measures and clinical interventions for this distinctive population.
2018
Guglielmucci, F., Bonafede, M., Franzoi, I.G., Granieri, A. (2018). Research and malignant mesothelioma: Lines of action for clinical psychology. ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ, 54(2), 149-159 [10.4415/ANN_18_02_11].
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