The meaning of integrative guided imagery relaxation therapy for women with breast cancer.

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Summary of "The meaning of integrative guided imagery relaxation therapy for women with breast cancer."

Understanding the meaning of guided imagery relaxation for women with breast cancer, also investigating how patients view cancer and their immune system during guided imagery relaxation sessions and feel after it.


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Name: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
ISSN: 1980-220X
Pages: e03947


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