Background: Several subjects affected by cancer experience a significant level of multidi-mensional disease. This longitudinal study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of psycho-oncological support using Cinema as an emotional mediator and to promote perceived well-being by personalized psychological treatment. Methods: Thirty women diagnosed with gynecological cancer watched 12 movies and participated in a psychotherapy group co-conducted by two psychothera-pists. Patients completed nine questionnaires at T0 (baseline), T1 (3 months) and T2 (6 months). Results: Patients observed significant improvements (CORE-OM: p < 0.001) in psychological well-being. The results showed statistically significant differences, even in several other dimensions, such as Anxiety (STAY-Y1-2: p < 0.001), Empathy (BEES, p < 0.001), Coping (COPE: p < 0.001), QoL (QLQ-C30, p: 0.026), couple relationship (DAS, Satisfaction: p: 0.013; Cohesion: p: 0.004) and alexi-thymia (TAS-20, Difficulty Identifying Feeling: p: 0.002; Externally-Oriented Thinking: p: 0.003). Conclusions: The data show that cinema, as an innovative psychological approach, could be a valid instrument to support patients in oncological pathways as well as facilitating the process of recog-nizing themselves in other patients and communicating about their own feelings.

Chieffo, D. P. R., Lafuenti, L., Mastrilli, L., De Paola, R., Vannuccini, S., Morra, M., Salvi, F., Boskoski, I., Salutari, V., Ferrandina, M. G., Scambia, G., Medi-Cinema: A Pilot Study on Cinematherapy and Cancer as A New Psychological Approach on 30 Gynecological Oncological Patients, <<CANCERS>>, 2022; 14 (13): 1-15. [doi:10.3390/cancers14133067] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/223588]

Medi-Cinema: A Pilot Study on Cinematherapy and Cancer as A New Psychological Approach on 30 Gynecological Oncological Patients

Chieffo, Daniela Pia Rosaria;Lafuenti, Letizia;Morra, Maria;Boskoski, Ivo;Salutari, Vanda;Ferrandina, Maria Gabriella;Scambia, Giovanni
2022

Abstract

Background: Several subjects affected by cancer experience a significant level of multidi-mensional disease. This longitudinal study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of psycho-oncological support using Cinema as an emotional mediator and to promote perceived well-being by personalized psychological treatment. Methods: Thirty women diagnosed with gynecological cancer watched 12 movies and participated in a psychotherapy group co-conducted by two psychothera-pists. Patients completed nine questionnaires at T0 (baseline), T1 (3 months) and T2 (6 months). Results: Patients observed significant improvements (CORE-OM: p < 0.001) in psychological well-being. The results showed statistically significant differences, even in several other dimensions, such as Anxiety (STAY-Y1-2: p < 0.001), Empathy (BEES, p < 0.001), Coping (COPE: p < 0.001), QoL (QLQ-C30, p: 0.026), couple relationship (DAS, Satisfaction: p: 0.013; Cohesion: p: 0.004) and alexi-thymia (TAS-20, Difficulty Identifying Feeling: p: 0.002; Externally-Oriented Thinking: p: 0.003). Conclusions: The data show that cinema, as an innovative psychological approach, could be a valid instrument to support patients in oncological pathways as well as facilitating the process of recog-nizing themselves in other patients and communicating about their own feelings.
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Chieffo, D. P. R., Lafuenti, L., Mastrilli, L., De Paola, R., Vannuccini, S., Morra, M., Salvi, F., Boskoski, I., Salutari, V., Ferrandina, M. G., Scambia, G., Medi-Cinema: A Pilot Study on Cinematherapy and Cancer as A New Psychological Approach on 30 Gynecological Oncological Patients, <<CANCERS>>, 2022; 14 (13): 1-15. [doi:10.3390/cancers14133067] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/223588]
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