A randomized controlled trial of psychosocial interventions using the psychophysiological framework for Chinese breast cancer patients.

@article{Chan2006ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of psychosocial interventions using the psychophysiological framework for Chinese breast cancer patients.},
  author={Cecilia Lai-wan Chan and Rainbow Tin Hung Ho and Peter W. H. Lee and Josephine Y Y Cheng and Pamela Pui Yu Leung and William W L Foo and Louis W H Chow and Jonathan Shun Tong Sham and David R. Spiegel},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={3-26}
}
This study aimed to investigate the psychophysiological outcomes of different psychosocial interventions for breast cancer patients. Participants were randomly assigned into 3 intervention groups, namely, Body-Mind-Spirit (BMS), Supportive-Expressive (SE), and Social Support Self-Help (SS) groups; a no-intervention group was used as control. Salivary cortisol was used as the physiological stress marker. Distress level, mental adjustment, emotional control, and social support were measured. Data… CONTINUE READING