A support group for breast cancer patients: development of a cognitive-behavioural approach
Watson, Maggie, Fenlon, Debbie, McVey, Gillian and Fernandez-Marcos, Maria (1996) A support group for breast cancer patients: development of a cognitive-behavioural approach. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24, 73-81. (doi:10.1017/S1352465800016842).
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Cognitive behavioural therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety and depression in cancer patients when provided within the context of individual sessions. We describe the application of a cognitive behavioural model to a group therapy context. This represents a novel approach to the psychological treatment of cancer patients. Fourteen breast cancer patients attending the Royal Marsden Hospital were included in an assessment of treatment outcome pre-and post-group therapy. Outcome was assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) Scale and a study-specific visual analog measure relating to perceived efficacy of the therapeutic techniques. Rationale and organization of group therapy is described along with the preliminary pilot study results.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1017/S1352465800016842|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
|Date Deposited:||03 Aug 2010 12:30|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 13:25|
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