Relational and Emotional Mechanisms of a Supportive-expressive Group Intervention in Breast Cancer

2016-10-18 02:08:21 | BioPortfolio


To test the feasibility of supportive-expressive group intervention (SEGT) for women with primary breast cancer and to provide a preliminary test of its efficacy.


This study aims to compare the efficacy of a 16-sessions group intervention (Supportive-Expressive group therapy) versus control group (no intervention) in women with primary breast cancer.

This study tries to evaluate the efficacy of SEGT on breast cancer patients' emotion regulation, social support, caregiving, and marital satisfaction, and its improvement on breast cancer patients' life quality. This study also intents to explore the moderating role of attachment on these associations.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Breast Neoplasms


Supportive-expressive group therapy


Tânia Brandão




Universidade do Porto

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-18T02:08:21-0400

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Any neoplasms of the male breast. These occur infrequently in males in developed countries, the incidence being about 1% of that in females.

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