Behavioral research to enhance adjustment and quality of life among adults with cancer

Prev Med. Sep-Oct 1997;26(5 Pt 2):S19-29. doi: 10.1006/pmed.1997.0206.


The purpose of this article is to recommend future directions for behavioral research to enhance adjustment and quality of life for adults diagnosed with cancer. As context for the recommendations, the domain of behavioral research in psychosocial oncology is briefly described, the state of the science measuring quality of life is summarized, and research results from behavioral research on quality of life are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adult
  • Existentialism
  • Forecasting
  • Health Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Models, Psychological
  • Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Research / trends