Psychological support for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery: a randomised study.

@article{McArdle1996PsychologicalSF,
  title={Psychological support for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery: a randomised study.},
  author={Judith C. McArdle and W. David George and C. S. Mcardle and David C. Smith and Alastair R Moodie and A V Hughson and Gordon D. Murray},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={312 7034},
  pages={
          813-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of support from a nurse specialising in breast care and a voluntary support organisation on prevalence of psychological morbidity after surgery for breast cancer. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING Three teaching hospitals in Glasgow with established breast clinics. SUBJECTS 272 women aged less than 70 years undergoing surgery for breast cancer. INTERVENTIONS Patients were randomly allocated to receive routine care from ward staff, routine care… CONTINUE READING

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