Emotion and Symptom-focused engagement is a two-pronged intervention designed to address the psychological distress (EASE-psy) and physical suffering (EASE-phys) that are commonly associated with the diagnosis and treatment of acute leukemia (AL).

  • EASE-psy consists of up to 12 individual psychotherapeutic sessions delivered by specifically trained mental health clinicians.
  • EASE-phys includes screening of physical symptoms using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS-AL) 3 times per week as an inpatient and once weekly as an outpatient, with triggering of a symptom control and palliative care team intervention when treatable symptoms are reported above specific cut-off points.

EASE is currently being offered as a part of a funded randomized controlled feasibility study.

Last reviewed: 1/28/2021
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