Psycho-oncology: psychological well-being as one component of quality of life

Psychother Psychosom. 1993;60(3-4):129-47. doi: 10.1159/000288688.


This review deals with the issues of quality of life and psychological well-being in cancer patients, with particular reference to the role of psychiatry in the oncology setting. The prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses as a measure of psychological well-being, the prediction of psychological well-being, the interactions between physical and psychological factors, and the impact of psychosomatic intervention on quality of life in cancer patients, are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Anxiety Disorders / psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders / therapy
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Depressive Disorder / therapy
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / psychology
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / therapy
  • Patient Care Team
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / psychology*
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / therapy
  • Quality of Life*
  • Sick Role*