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Randomized‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors (MINDSET): long‐term follow‐up results

Randomized‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive... Department of Psychosocial Background: Mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR) and supportive expressive group therapy Resources, Tom Baker Cancer (SET) are two well-validated psychosocial interventions, but they have not been directly compared, Centre, 2202 2nd St SW and little is known about long-term outcomes. This comparative effectiveness study measured the Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C1, Canada. E-mail: lcarlso@ effects of these two interventions immediately following the groups and for 1 year thereafter in ucalgary.ca distressed breast cancer survivors. Methods: Two hundred fifty-two distressed Stage I–III breast cancer survivors were randomized into either MBCR or SET. Women completed questionnaires addressing mood, stress symptoms, quality of life, social support, spirituality and post-traumatic growth before and after the interven- tions, and 6 and 12 months later. Results: Immediately following the intervention, women in MBCR reported greater reduction in mood disturbance (primarily fatigue, anxiety and confusion) and stress symptoms including tension, sympathetic arousal and cognitive symptoms than those in SET. They also reported increased emotional and functional quality of life, emotional, affective and positive social support, spirituality (feelings of peace and meaning in life) and post-traumatic growth (appreciation for life and ability to see new possibilities) relative to those in SET, who also improved to a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psycho-Oncology Wiley

Randomized‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors (MINDSET): long‐term follow‐up results

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
1057-9249
eISSN
1099-1611
DOI
10.1002/pon.4150
pmid
27193737
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Abstract

Department of Psychosocial Background: Mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR) and supportive expressive group therapy Resources, Tom Baker Cancer (SET) are two well-validated psychosocial interventions, but they have not been directly compared, Centre, 2202 2nd St SW and little is known about long-term outcomes. This comparative effectiveness study measured the Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C1, Canada. E-mail: lcarlso@ effects of these two interventions immediately following the groups and for 1 year thereafter in ucalgary.ca distressed breast cancer survivors. Methods: Two hundred fifty-two distressed Stage I–III breast cancer survivors were randomized into either MBCR or SET. Women completed questionnaires addressing mood, stress symptoms, quality of life, social support, spirituality and post-traumatic growth before and after the interven- tions, and 6 and 12 months later. Results: Immediately following the intervention, women in MBCR reported greater reduction in mood disturbance (primarily fatigue, anxiety and confusion) and stress symptoms including tension, sympathetic arousal and cognitive symptoms than those in SET. They also reported increased emotional and functional quality of life, emotional, affective and positive social support, spirituality (feelings of peace and meaning in life) and post-traumatic growth (appreciation for life and ability to see new possibilities) relative to those in SET, who also improved to a

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Psycho-OncologyWiley

Published: Jul 1, 2016

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