A Mindful Self-Compassion Videoconference Intervention for Nationally Recruited Posttreatment Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Psychosocial Outcomes
Supportive Care in Cancer
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2017
Pages: 1759 - 1768
Source ID: shanti-sources-113826
Collection: Social Connection and Well-being
Abstract: Young adult (YA) cancer survivors report substantial distress, social isolation, and body image concerns that can impede successful reintegration into life years after treatment completion. Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) interventions focus on developing mindfulness and self-compassion for managing distress, hardships, and perceived personal inadequacies. An MSC intervention would be beneficial in supporting YA survivors’ management of psychosocial challenges that arise in survivorship; however, a telehealth intervention modality is essential for reaching this geographically dispersed population. We conducted a single-arm feasibility study of an MSC 8-week videoconference intervention for nationally recruited YA survivors (ages 18–29).