Systematic review of occupational therapy and adult cancer rehabilitation: Part 2. Impact of multidisciplinary rehabilitation and psychosocial, sexuality, and return-to-work interventions

Elizabeth G. Hunter, Robert W. Gibson, Marian Arbesman, Mariana D'Amico

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Abstract

This article is the second part of a systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of cancer rehabilitation interventions within the scope of occupational therapy that address the activity and participation needs of adult cancer survivors. This article focuses on the use of multidisciplinary rehabilitation and interventions that address psychosocial outcomes, sexuality, and return to work. Strong evidence indicates that multidisciplinary rehabilitation benefits cancer survivors and that psychosocial strategies can reduce anxiety and depression. Moderate evidence indicates that interventions can support survivors in returning to the level of sexuality desired and help with return to work. Part 1 of the review also appears in this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7102100040
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017

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  • Occupational Therapy

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