Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers often encounter severe distress, having significant consequences to wellbeing, functionality and physical health. Evidence suggests that psychosocial therapies and support can reduce symptoms of distress experienced by cancer patients and caregivers. This study developed and evaluated a participatory arts programme to determine if such could help to improve the wellbeing of cancer patients and their caregivers. This project was led by Honorary Visiting Professor of The Positive Ageing Research Institute and the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, Philip Debruyne. For more information please contact Professor Philip Debruyne.
Lefebvre, T., Tack, L., Meersman, M., Vanneste, H., Cool, L., Van Eygen, K., Stellamans, K., Derijcke, S., Vergauwe, P., Backer, J., Chandler, R., Lane, P., Boterberg, T., & Debruyne, P., R. (2020). Developing and evaluating a participatory arts programme for cancer patients and their caregivers. Submitted.