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Evaluation of a support workshop for partners of breast cancer patients: a pilot study

dc.contributor.author Mireskandari, Shab en_US
dc.contributor.author Meiser, Bettina en_US
dc.contributor.author Thewes, B en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T13:02:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T13:02:23Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract In a pilot study, we undertook to assess the efficacy of a support workshop for partners of women with early stage breast cancer. Thirteen male participants attended a two hour discussion group facilitated by a male facilitator. Open-ended and close-ended items specifically designed for this study were utilised to investigate the effects of attending the support workshop. The mean satisfaction scores indicate that partners found attending the workshop very useful. It was found to reduce their sense of isolation and improved perceived support, future outlook, ability to support their partners and families and their understanding of the emotional impact of breast cancer on partners. While a relatively large number of partners indicated a preference for an ongoing group, fewer men indicated planning to keep in contact with others in the group. Despite having several limitations including small sample size, lack of a control group and preworkshop assessment, the results indicate that partners believe it is important to have support groups available for them. This pilot trial has provided preliminary evidence that support groups for partners of women with early stage breast cancer are feasible and effective in meeting partners' self- reported support needs in the Australian setting. (author abstract) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2458 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/38998
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Evaluation of a support workshop for partners of breast cancer patients: a pilot study en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement The Cancer Forum is published by Cancer Council Australia, http://www.cancer.org.au en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Cancer Forum en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 207-212 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 30 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Mireskandari, Shab en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Meiser, Bettina, Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Thewes, B en_US
unsw.relation.school Clinical School Prince of Wales Hospital *
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