The effects of 8-week cancer support groups (CSGs) with and without coaching on adaptation were tested in a sample of 181 women with newly diagnosed early stage breast cancer.
CSG participation with coaching resulted in higher quality of relationship with significant other at CSG conclusion ; this effect was not sustained 8 weeks later.
CSG participation had no effect on symptom distress, emotional distress, or functional status.
On average, symptom distress was low, emotional distress was moderate, and functional status was relatively high.
Independent of CSGs, symptom distress decreased and functional status increased over time from entry into the study to 16 weeks later.
Further research is needed to determine the optimal starting time and length for CSGs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Support social, Stade précoce, Stress, Coping, Evaluation, Echelle évaluation, Femme, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Social support, Early stage, Stress, Coping, Evaluation, Evaluation scale, Woman, Human, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Mammary gland diseases
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Cote : 97-0180749
Code Inist : 002B20C02. Création : 21/05/1997.