One-on-one peer support and quality of life for breast cancer patients.

  title={One-on-one peer support and quality of life for breast cancer patients.},
  author={Fredrick D. Ashbury and Colin Cameron and Shawna L. Mercer and Margaret Fitch and Eivind Nielsen},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={35 2},
The Canadian Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program provides one-on-one support for breast cancer patients that is delivered by breast cancer survivors. Professionally-led social support programs have generally been found to influence positively the quality of life of cancer patients. However, there is a lack of evidence on the benefits of one-on-one peer support programs. An evaluation of the Reach to Recovery program was completed in 1995 to determine if cancer patients who received the… CONTINUE READING

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