Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Celeste R. Phillips, Lorie L. Davis

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Objectives: To summarize and evaluate the studies published since 2007 on psychosocial interventions designed for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer. Data Sources: PubMed, Ovid, and PsycINFO. Conclusion: Our review confirms that the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for AYA is still in its infancy. Only five studies were identified and these generally had small samples and limited results. Implications for Nursing Practice: It is important for nurses to assess the needs of AYA. Incorporating creative ways for AYA to express their needs and self-reflect seems to be critically important and may help AYA cope positively with the cancer experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-250
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Adolescents
  • Cancer
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Review
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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