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A critical literature review of dyadic web-based interventions to support cancer patients and their caregivers, and directions for future research.

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Summary of "A critical literature review of dyadic web-based interventions to support cancer patients and their caregivers, and directions for future research."

With the rapid development of the Internet, e-health interventions are becoming popular and are showing positive impacts. Cancer affects not only patients, but also their caregivers, leading to a recognition that cancer patient-caregiver dyads cope with cancer as a unit rather than as individuals. The objectives of this paper are to explore web-based interventions for cancer patient-caregiver dyads coping with cancer from the aspects of intervention content, delivery format, outcome measurements, and outcomes; and to provide recommendations on developing patient-caregiver dyadic web-based interventions for future research.

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Name: Psycho-oncology
ISSN: 1099-1611
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