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dc.contributor.authorH. Baucom, Donald
dc.contributor.authorS. Porter, Laura
dc.contributor.authorS. Kirby, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorM. Gremore, Tina
dc.contributor.authorWiesenthal, Naomi
dc.contributor.authorAldridge, William
dc.contributor.authorJ. Fredman, Steffany
dc.contributor.authorE. Stanton, Susan
dc.contributor.authorScott, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.authorHalford, Kim
dc.contributor.authorJ. Keefe, Francis
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-31T12:30:50Z
dc.date.available2017-08-31T12:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-07-29T07:42:36Z
dc.identifier.issn10579249
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.1395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30733
dc.description.abstractObjective: Although women's breast cancer affects both women and their male partners, as well as their relationships, few interventions have been developed to work with couples confronting breast cancer. The current investigation presents the pilot results from a new couple-based intervention program for breast cancer that teaches couples how to minimize negative effects and maximize positive functioning during this difficult time. Method: In this pilot study, 14 couples in which the wife had early stage breast cancer were randomly assigned to one of the two treatment conditions: Couple-based relationship enhancement (RE) or treatment-as-usual (TAU). Results: The results from this study suggest that compared with couples receiving treatmentas-usual, both women and men in the RE condition experienced improved functioning on individual psychological variables as well as relationship functioning at posttest and 1-year follow-up. In addition, women in RE show fewer medical symptoms at both time periods. Conclusions: In this pilot study, the couple-based intervention, RE, has shown promise in improving individual, medical, and relationship functioning for couples in which the woman is facing breast cancer, and therefore merits further investigation on a larger scale.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom276
dc.relation.ispartofpageto283
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsycho-Oncology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleA couple-based intervention for female breast cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHalford, Kim K.


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