Effectiveness of peer support on health-related quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial

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Toija , A S , Kettunen , T H , Leidenius , M H K , Vainiola , T H K & Roine , R P A 2019 , ' Effectiveness of peer support on health-related quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial ' , Supportive Care in Cancer , vol. 27 , no. 1 , pp. 123-130 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4499-0

Title: Effectiveness of peer support on health-related quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial
Author: Toija, Anu Susanna; Kettunen, Tarja Helena; Leidenius, Marjut Hannele Kristiina; Vainiola, Tarja Hellin Kaarina; Roine, Risto Paavo Antero
Contributor: University of Helsinki, II kirurgian klinikka
University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki
Date: 2019-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Supportive Care in Cancer
ISSN: 0941-4355
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/285183
Abstract: PurposeBreast cancer is the most common cancer of Finnish women. Peer support could be a way to help breast cancer patients to deal with the disease but studies on its effectiveness have produced conflicting results. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to study the effectiveness of peer support on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of breast cancer patients.MethodsPatients with recently diagnosed breast cancer at the Helsinki University Hospital were randomly allocated to intervention (n=130) or control (n=130) groups. The intervention group patients received peer support via telephone one to five times according to their preference. The control group received usual care only. HRQoL was assessed with generic (15D) and disease-specific (EORTC QLQ-30 and its breast cancer specific module BR23) instruments at baseline and at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up points.ResultsThe mean (SD) age of the patients was 60.0 (10.5) years and their baseline mean 15D score 0.922 (0.066). At baseline, the intervention and control groups did not differ from each other. During follow-up, the 15D score deteriorated statistically significantly (p
Subject: Self-help groups
Social support
Breast neoplasms
Quality of life
Control groups
Clinical trials
INTERVENTION
IMPACT
3122 Cancers
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