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Author Ganz, Patricia A. ♦ Kwan, Lorna ♦ Stanton, Annette L. ♦ Krupnick, Janice L. ♦ Rowl, Julia H. ♦ Meyerowitz, Beth E. ♦ Bower, Julienne E. ♦ Belin, Thomas R.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Primary Treatment ♦ Breast Cancer ♦ Moving Beyond Cancer Randomized Trial ♦ First Result ♦ Limited Measure ♦ Randomized Trial ♦ Demographic Information ♦ Standardized Mea-sures ♦ Survival Rate ♦ Pri-mary Treatment ♦ Last Decade ♦ Psychosocial Aspect ♦ Emotional Functioning ♦ Adjuvant Therapy ♦ Baseline Psychosocial Status ♦ Mailed Baseline Survey ♦ Transitional Period ♦ Psychosocial Intervention
Abstract Background: During the last decade, survival rates for breast cancer have increased as a result of earlier detection and increased use of adjuvant therapy. Limited data exist on the psychosocial aspects of the transitional period between the end of primary treatment and survivorship. We investigated the baseline psychosocial status of women enrolled in a randomized trial testing two psychosocial interventions for women at the end of primary treatment. Methods: Partici-pants, identified within 1 month after surgery (registration), provided demographic information and limited measures of quality of life. They were followed until they finished pri-mary treatment (enrollment), at which time they completed a mailed baseline survey that included standardized mea-sures of quality of life (including standardized scales of physical and emotional functioning), mood, symptoms, and
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study