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This study aims to test the potential of group metacognitive therapy in alleviating emotional distress in cancer survivors. The investigators aim to find out if a group based approach is acceptable to patients and feasible to deliver in a routine clinical health psychology service.
Survival rates in cancer continue to improve, with over 2 million adult cancer survivors in the United Kingdom, projected to increase to 4 million by 2030. Around 25% of these survivors require treatment for clinical levels of emotional distress. Current pharmacological treatments are not very effective and are not well tolerated by patients, who prefer psychological treatments. However, meta-analyses of well-controlled studies of psychological treatments indicate that these achieve only small effect sizes. Reflecting this limited efficacy in the face of the need for psychological treatment, the National Cancer Survivorship Research Initiative highlighted development and evaluation of practically feasible interventions for depression and anxiety in cancer survivors as an urgent research priority. It is recognised that current influential psychotherapeutic approaches need to be modified to meet the specific needs associated with cancer. However modifications have been pragmatic rather than theory-driven and have not improved efficacy.
The study addresses the stages of 'development' and 'piloting and feasibility' in Medical Research Council guidance on intervention development, albeit with a relatively well-defined starting point given existing evidence for efficacy of metacognitive therapy (MCT) in other settings and promising preliminary evidence of applicability in cancer. The investigators will conduct a phase I open trial to test the potential efficacy of group MCT in cancer survivors and the hypothesised causal metacognitive mechanisms underpinning treatment response.
Group Metacognitive Therapy
Not yet recruiting
University of Liverpool
Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-02-12T17:45:11-0500
The main aims of the study are to (1) compare the effectiveness of Group metacognitive therapy (GMCT) treatment to that of clinical management and (2) explore patterns of change and invest...
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