Helping women with breast cancer to cope with hair loss: An e-SIT protocol

Daniela Villani, Chiara Cognetta, Davide Toniolo, Giuseppe Riva

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Abstract

The emerging convergence of technology and health care is offering new methods and tools to help people cope with stressful upcoming events. To address the distress of chemotherapy and of alopecia in particular, and to facilitate anticipatory coping, we developed a two weeks e-health protocol based on Meichenbaum’s SIT intervention for helping women undergoing chemotherapy to cope with impeding hair loss. The paper aims to present the e-SIT protocol as a promising approach to facilitate coping and adjustment in breast cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
Volume604
ISBN (Print)9783319322698
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Sep 24 2015Sep 25 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume604
ISSN (Print)18650929

Other

Other5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period9/24/159/25/15

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Coping
  • E-health
  • Hair loss
  • SIT
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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