Postmastectomy couple counseling: an outcome study of a structured treatment protocol.

@article{Christensen1983PostmastectomyCC,
  title={Postmastectomy couple counseling: an outcome study of a structured treatment protocol.},
  author={Dr. N. J. Christensen},
  journal={Journal of sex & marital therapy},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={266-75}
}
The evidence suggests that medical treatment of breast cancer produces psychosocial trauma in both the patient and her husband due to the loss of the breast and/or physical disfigurement. This study evaluated the effects of a structured couples treatment program on the psychosocial discomfort following a mastectomy. Twenty couples were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions and were administered an assessment battery before and after treatment that measured change in marital… CONTINUE READING

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