Cancer diagnosis and treatments negatively affect quality of life and developmental processes of adolescents and young adults (AYAs), with self-esteem, self-efficacy, and body image discomfort reported. Despite increasing awareness of the psychosocial issues experienced by this group, a paucity of psychosocial interventions has been developed. This study aims to investigate the Framed Portrait Experience (FPE) as an intervention to promote well-being among AYA cancer survivors. A pilot study was conducted using a quasi-experimental design. The sample included 18 AYA leukemia survivors. Individuals in the intervention group (n = 10) participated in the FPE, a psychosocial program consisting of two sessions. In the first one, starting from the illness narrative recollected by the individual, pictures representing the subject in meaningful contexts are taken. Then, a selected number of pictures are used in a second encounter with a therapist to integrate the disease within past, present, and future of the participant. Survivors in the comparison group (n = 8) were offered usual psychosocial care at the participating institute. Measures of personality traits, coping, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and body image were compared at pre-test and 3 months later. Significant differences in self-efficacy and self-esteem scores were identified at post-test between the intervention and comparison group ( p < 0.05). No significant differences were identified for body self-esteem. These findings provide initial evidence supporting the FPE as a low-cost and easy-to-implement intervention to promote self-efficacy and self-esteem among AYA survivors. Further research with larger samples, with more rigorous designs, and different cancer types is needed.

Saita, E., Acquati, C., Evaluating the Framed Portrait Experience as an Intervention to Enhance Self-Efficacy and Self-esteem in a Sample of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivors: Results of a Pilot Study, <<JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY>>, 2020; (february): 111-114. [doi:10.1089/jayao.2019.0063] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/167629]

Evaluating the Framed Portrait Experience as an Intervention to Enhance Self-Efficacy and Self-esteem in a Sample of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivors: Results of a Pilot Study

Saita, Emanuela;
2020

Abstract

Cancer diagnosis and treatments negatively affect quality of life and developmental processes of adolescents and young adults (AYAs), with self-esteem, self-efficacy, and body image discomfort reported. Despite increasing awareness of the psychosocial issues experienced by this group, a paucity of psychosocial interventions has been developed. This study aims to investigate the Framed Portrait Experience (FPE) as an intervention to promote well-being among AYA cancer survivors. A pilot study was conducted using a quasi-experimental design. The sample included 18 AYA leukemia survivors. Individuals in the intervention group (n = 10) participated in the FPE, a psychosocial program consisting of two sessions. In the first one, starting from the illness narrative recollected by the individual, pictures representing the subject in meaningful contexts are taken. Then, a selected number of pictures are used in a second encounter with a therapist to integrate the disease within past, present, and future of the participant. Survivors in the comparison group (n = 8) were offered usual psychosocial care at the participating institute. Measures of personality traits, coping, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and body image were compared at pre-test and 3 months later. Significant differences in self-efficacy and self-esteem scores were identified at post-test between the intervention and comparison group ( p < 0.05). No significant differences were identified for body self-esteem. These findings provide initial evidence supporting the FPE as a low-cost and easy-to-implement intervention to promote self-efficacy and self-esteem among AYA survivors. Further research with larger samples, with more rigorous designs, and different cancer types is needed.
2020
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Saita, E., Acquati, C., Evaluating the Framed Portrait Experience as an Intervention to Enhance Self-Efficacy and Self-esteem in a Sample of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivors: Results of a Pilot Study, <<JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY>>, 2020; (february): 111-114. [doi:10.1089/jayao.2019.0063] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/167629]
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