The effect of group psychosocial support on survival in metastatic breast cancer.

@article{Goodwin2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of group psychosocial support on survival in metastatic breast cancer.},
  author={Pamela Jean Goodwin and Molyn Leszcz and Marguerite Ennis and Jan Koopmans and Linda Vincent and H Guther and Emma Drysdale and Marilyn Hundleby and Harvey Max Chochinov and M. V. Gil Navarro and Michael Speca and Jon Hunter},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={345 24},
  pages={1719-26}
}
BACKGROUND Supportive-expressive group therapy has been reported to prolong survival among women with metastatic breast cancer. However, in recent studies, various psychosocial interventions have not prolonged survival. METHODS In a multicenter trial, we randomly assigned 235 women with metastatic breast cancer who were expected to survive at least three months in a 2:1 ratio to an intervention group that participated in weekly supportive-expressive group therapy (158 women) or to a control… CONTINUE READING
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