Chujo, M., Mikami, I., Takashima, S., Saeki, T., Ohsumi, S., Aogi, K., et al. (2005). A feasibility study of psychosocial group intervention for breast cancer patients with first recurrence. Supportive Care in Cancer, 13, 503–514.doi: 10.1007/s00520-004-0733-z
The intervention was a six-week structured psychosocial support group of 90 minutes led by a male psychiatrist and nurses with experience in facilitation cancer groups. Each group member received
Measurements were done at baseline, then immediately following the six-week intervention, then three months and six months later.
Eleven women refused to participate but were interested in group intervention and consented to answering questionnaires. These women were given materials after completion of the survey and the PMR tape.
The study design was quasi-experimental without a control group.
Results in the intervention group revealed significant changes in scores for tension-anxiety on POMS in the period up to three months after the intervention; no differences were noted at six months after the intervention.