Does emotional support influence survival? Findings from a longitudinal study of patients with advanced cancer

@article{Burns2004DoesES,
  title={Does emotional support influence survival? Findings from a longitudinal study of patients with advanced cancer},
  author={Catherine M. Burns and Paul Stanley Craft and David Roder},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={295-302}
}
A total of 163 patients with advanced cancer at an Australian teaching hospital were interviewed to investigate whether emotional support was predictive of survival duration. Survival was analysed using the Kaplan-Meier product-limit estimate, and multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression, from entry to the study in 1996 to date of death, or 31 March 2003, whichever came first. The number of confidants with whom feelings were being shared at the time of study entry was predictive of… CONTINUE READING

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