Anxiety and depression in breast cancer patients before and after participation in a cancer support group.

@article{Montazeri2001AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and depression in breast cancer patients before and after participation in a cancer support group.},
  author={Ali Montazeri and Soghra Jarvandi and Shahpar Haghighat and Mariam Vahdani and Akram Sajadian and Mandana Ebrahimi and Mehregan Haji-Mahmoodi},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={195-8}
}
A prospective study was conducted to assess the long-term impact of attending a support group on the prevalence of psychological morbidity in patients with breast cancer before and after 1-year participation in the Iranian breast cancer support group. Psychological morbidity was measured using the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS). In addition, qualitative data were collected to throw some lights on the topic. All current members of the three Iranian breast cancer support groups (n… CONTINUE READING

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