Goal-focused Emotion-Regulation Therapy for young adult survivors of testicular cancer: Feasibility of a behavioral intervention.
- Author(s): Hoyt, Michael A;
- Nelson, Christian J
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100648
Young adult cancer testicular survivors experience impairing, distressing, and modifiable physical, behavioral, and psychosocial adverse outcomes that persist long after the completion of primary medical treatment. These include psychological distress and poor psychosocial adjustment, impaired navigation of life goals, persistent treatment side effects, and fear associated with elevated risk of secondary malignancies and chronic illness. This paper describes the feasibility and acceptability of a novel intervention, Goal-focused Emotion-Regulation Therapy (GET) aimed at improving distress symptoms, emotion regulation, and goal navigation skills in young adult testicular cancer patients.