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Supportive‐expressive group therapy for women with metastatic breast cancer: survival and psychosocial outcome from a randomized controlled trial
This data indicates that supportive‐expressive group therapy (SEGT) improves survival in patients with atypical central giant cell granuloma and may have a positive effect on quality of life.
Psychiatric Disorder in Women with Early Stage and Advanced Breast Cancer: a Comparative Analysis
The rates of psychosocial distress are high, and similar, across patients with both early and advanced stage breast cancer, although the illness related causes of distress are different.
Psychological morbidity and quality of life in women with advanced breast cancer: A cross-sectional survey
Women with advanced breast cancer have high rates of psychiatric and psychological disturbance and quality of life is substantially affected, and Clinicians need to be vigilant in monitoring psychological adjustment.
Cognitive‐existential group psychotherapy for women with primary breast cancer: A randomised controlled trial
A randomised, controlled trial of cognitive‐existential group therapy for women with early stage breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with the aim of improving mood and mental attitude to cancer.
Prospective Psychosocial Monitoring of Living Kidney Donors Using the Short Form-36 Health Survey: Results at 12 Months
Donors should be alerted to possible psychosocial impairment, assessed for risk factors, and monitored for at least 12 months, and treatment should be available.
From Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry to Integrated Care for Multiple and Complex Needs
  • Graeme C. Smith
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
  • 1 January 2009
The aim of the present study was to review the ways in which contemporary medicine addresses physical/psychiatric multimorbidity, and to propose a novel approach that may help consultation–liaison psychiatry (CLP) position itself better in the health-care field.
Psychological morbidity and quality of life in Australian women with early‐stage breast cancer: a cross‐sectional survey: In reply
Women recently diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer have high rates of psychiatric and psychological disturbance and quality of life is substantially affected.
Effect of cognitive-existential group therapy on survival in early-stage breast cancer.
CEGT does not prolong survival in women with early-stage breast cancer and histology and axillary lymph node status were significant predictors of survival.
Prospective psychosocial monitoring of living kidney donors using the SF-36 health survey
It is concluded that routine psychosocial assessment performed by a psychiatrist, including the use of questionnaires, is acceptable to donors and identifies those impaired.
Assessing the effectiveness of integrated interventions: terminology and approach.