Medical And Psychosocial Aspects Of Chronic Illness And Diseases, Fourth Edition Covers The Medical Aspects Of Those Conditions Commonly Encountered By Rehabilitation And Other Health Professionals And Discusses Symptoms, Diagnoses, Treatments, And Prognoses. This Fourth Edition Has Been Completely Revised And Updated And Reflects An Approach Consistent With The Philosophical Underpinnings Of The International Classification Of Functioning, Disability And Health (ICF). New Chapter
It is with great pleasure and professional pride that I accepted Randy Hayes’s invitation
to write this foreword. The implementation and successful use of evidence-based
treatments, described in the following chapters, will assist both care providers and
consumers in achieving a more satisfying quality of life. For consumers, this is data evident.
For providers, nothing succeeds like success, and the satisfaction generated by
concrete evidence that your work has helped others is the professional’s ultimate level
Johnson (1982), randomized 52 patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent cancer to
either a psycho-educational group intervention “I Can Cope” or a control group. The
intervention group demonstrated decreased anxiety and increased perceived purpose and
meaning in life compared to the control group.
Berglund et al. (1994) performed a prospective randomized study with 98 cancer
patients who participated in a rehabilitation program focused on “starting again,” and
101 patients who served as controls.