Coping strategies and interventions for cognitive changes in patients with cancer

Diane Von Ah, Susan Storey, Catherine E. Jansen, Deborah H. Allen

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Objectives: To provide a comprehensive summary of the coping strategies and evidence-based interventions used to address cognitive impairment following cancer and cancer treatment. Data Sources: Review and synthesis of empirical articles. Conclusion: Survivors identified a structured environment and validation of their cognitive concerns as essential to adjustment. Although interventional research is still limited, non-pharmacological approaches such as cognitive training programs show the greatest promise. Implications for Nursing Practice: Oncology nurses must understand the available evidence and provide information and guidance to cancer survivors to address cognitive changes after cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-299
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


  • Cognition
  • Coping
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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