Hong Kong Med J 2010;16(Suppl 3):S20-4
Efficacy of psychosocial intervention in improving quality of life and psychological well-being of Chinese patients with colorectal cancer: a randomised controlled trial
AM Lee, JWC Ho, CLW Chan
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. The Eastern Body-Mind-Spirit (BMS) model of group intervention is a psychosocial intervention which integrates eastern philosophies and health practices with western psychotherapeutic techniques.
2. The BMS intervention demonstrated efficacy in facilitating post-traumatic growth and positive attitudes towards the cancer experience. Its impact on post-traumatic growth was maintained up to 4 months after the intervention.
3. The BMS intervention should be considered in the overall oncological care for patients with colorectal cancer. However, given its limited maintenance effect, a booster session at 4 months and beyond might be needed.