Randomized controlled trial of expressive writing for patients with renal cell carcinoma.

@article{Milbury2014RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of expressive writing for patients with renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Kathrin Milbury and Amy R Spelman and Christopher J. Wood and Surena F Matin and Nizar Tannir and Eric Jonasch and Louis Pisters and Qi Wei and Lorenzo Cohen},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={663-70}
}
PURPOSE This randomized controlled trial examined the quality-of-life benefits of an expressive writing (EW) intervention for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and identified a potential underlying mechanism of intervention efficacy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (N = 277) with stage I to IV RCC were randomly assigned to write about their deepest thoughts and feelings regarding their cancer (EW) or about neutral topics (neutral writing [NW]) on four separate occasions. Patients… CONTINUE READING
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