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dc.contributor.authorToija, Anu
dc.contributor.authorKettunen, Tarja
dc.contributor.authorLeidenius, Marjut
dc.contributor.authorVainiola, Tarja
dc.contributor.authorRoine, Risto P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T12:06:15Z
dc.date.available2018-12-05T12:06:15Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationToija, A., Kettunen, T., Leidenius, M., Vainiola, T., & Roine, R. P. (2019). Effectiveness of peer support on health-related quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial. <i>Supportive Care in Cancer</i>, <i>27</i>(1), 123-130. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4499-0" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4499-0</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_28690267
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_79327
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/60503
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Breast 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. Methods: Patients 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. Results: The 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 < 0.001) and clinically importantly in both groups but slightly less in the intervention group although the difference was not significant. Regarding individual 15D dimensions, the EORTC-QLQ30, or its breast-specific module, peer support did not show any consistent advantage compared to usual care. Conclusion: Peer support had no clear effect on the HRQoL of breast cancer patients.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSupportive Care in Cancer
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherbreast neoplasms
dc.subject.othercontrol groups
dc.subject.otherrandomized controlled trial
dc.subject.otherRCT
dc.titleEffectiveness of peer support on health-related quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201812034976
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTerveyskasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineHealth Promotion and Health Educationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-12-03T10:15:17Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange123-130
dc.relation.issn0941-4355
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume27
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2018.
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dc.subject.ysooma-apuryhmät
dc.subject.ysovertaistuki
dc.subject.ysososiaalinen tuki
dc.subject.ysorintasyöpä
dc.subject.ysopotilaat
dc.subject.ysoelämänlaatu
dc.subject.ysokliiniset kokeet
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8997
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p29760
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s00520-018-4499-0


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