Mihaela Iancu1 , Florina Pop2 , Raluca Ioana Farcaș3, Amfiana Gherman3, Armeana Zgaia2, Catalin Vlad2,4, Alexandru Irimie2,4 , Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu2,4
1 Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, ”Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 ”Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta” Institute of Oncology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3 Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
4 Department of Oncology, ”Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The objective of this pilot study was to test the efficiency of a cognitive-behavioral psychological intervention, aimed at reducing emotional distress and improving quality of life in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. This was a quasi-experimental pretest/posttest study design, with a similar/equivalent control group (N=16, experimental group = 8, control group = 8). The statistical mixed design ANOVA method was used for univariate analysis of inter- and intra-group variability. Significant differences between the two groups with similar onset scores, were obtained at the end of the intervention at DT [F (1,14) = 13.63; η2 = 0.493 p = 0.002], FACT-B
Keywords: breast cancer, CBT group intervention, emotional problems, QoL, radiotherapy
Published online: 2017/09/01
Published print: 2017/09/01
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