Table 3

Psychosocial factors

Psychosocial factorsAuthors
Mental health Cognitive impairment 23
Depression 16 18–20 24 29 55 57 69 98 100 107–109 140 141
Dependency and loss of control Being a burden to family 13 15 29 33 34 88 91 107 110
Dependency 98 111
Autonomy/control 15 75 90 107 112–115
Existential suffering Dignity 68 106 114 119
Loss of self 119
Meaning of life 12 32 106 108 109
Suffering 17 101 107 114 115 120
Anxiety 11 13 17–19 24 29 33 55 68 69 71 83 88 98 104 106–108 112 114 115 119 124 135 140
Hopelessness 35 75 107 121
Fatigue 68
Desperation 66
Loneliness, social isolation 19 29 69 75 107
Anger 55
Quality of life Quality of life 19 20 24 36 51 69 73 75 90 91 93 94 116 119 122 123
Influences from significant others Influences from healthcare professionals 4 26 31 92 119 124–126
Influences from family and friends 24 26 31 106 109 124 127 128
Coping with the disease and experiences with therapy Coping style 16 25 129
Experiences with therapy 26 129 130