Effectiveness of psychosocial intervention in patients with advanced disease and end of life

Dolors Mateo Ortega, Xavier Gómez-Batiste, Joaquín T. Limonero, Marisa Martínez-Muñoz, Montserrat Buisan, Veronica de Pascual

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Objective: To demonstrate the efficacy of psychosocial intervention in the comprehensive care of persons with advanced diseases. Methods: Presence and evolution of psychological and spiritual parameters have been evaluated in 8964 patients, attended by 117 professionals of 29 teams in a near experimental designed, prospective, and multi centric related to a single group pre and post test study. Results: Results show meaningful improvements in parameters such as: anxiety (RL 657.64 p<0.001), emotional distress (RL 757.44; p<0.001), meaning of life (RL 248.30; p<0.001) and peace and forgiveness feelings (RL 190.94; p<0.001). Conclusions: The positive effect of psychosocial intervention in reducing psychological and spiritual evaluated parameters suggests its effectiveness in the care given to people with advanced diseases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-316
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Comprehensive care
  • Efficacy
  • End of life
  • Multi centric
  • Palliative care
  • Psychosocial care


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