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Benefits of the uncertainty management intervention for African American and White older breast cancer survivors: 20-month outcomes.

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Gil, KM; Mishel, MH; Belyea, M; Germino, B; Porter, LS; Clayton, M
Published in: Int J Behav Med
2006

In a 2 x 2 randomized block repeated measure design, this study evaluated the follow-up efficacy of the uncertainty management intervention at 20 months. The sample included 483 recurrence-free women (342 White, 141 African American women; mean age = 64 years) who were 5-9 years posttreatment for breast cancer. Women were randomly assigned to either the intervention or usual care control condition. The intervention was delivered during 4 weekly telephone sessions in which survivors were guided in the use of audiotaped cognitive-behavioral strategies and a self-help manual. Repeated measures MANOVAs evaluating treatment group, ethnic group, and treatment by ethnic interaction effects at 20 months indicated that training in uncertainty management resulted in improvements in cognitive reframing, cancer knowledge, and a variety of coping skills. Importantly, the 20-month outcomes also demonstrated benefits for women in the intervention condition in terms of declines in illness uncertainty and stable effects in personal growth over time.

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Int J Behav Med

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ISSN

1070-5503

Publication Date

2006

Volume

13

Issue

4

Start / End Page

286 / 294

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • White People
  • Uncertainty
  • Telephone
  • Tape Recording
  • Survivors
  • Sick Role
  • Self Care
  • Public Health
  • North Carolina
  • Middle Aged
 

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Gil, K. M., Mishel, M. H., Belyea, M., Germino, B., Porter, L. S., & Clayton, M. (2006). Benefits of the uncertainty management intervention for African American and White older breast cancer survivors: 20-month outcomes. Int J Behav Med, 13(4), 286–294. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327558ijbm1304_3
Gil, Karen M., Merle H. Mishel, Michael Belyea, Barbara Germino, Laura S. Porter, and Margaret Clayton. “Benefits of the uncertainty management intervention for African American and White older breast cancer survivors: 20-month outcomes.Int J Behav Med 13, no. 4 (2006): 286–94. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327558ijbm1304_3.
Gil KM, Mishel MH, Belyea M, Germino B, Porter LS, Clayton M. Benefits of the uncertainty management intervention for African American and White older breast cancer survivors: 20-month outcomes. Int J Behav Med. 2006;13(4):286–94.
Gil, Karen M., et al. “Benefits of the uncertainty management intervention for African American and White older breast cancer survivors: 20-month outcomes.Int J Behav Med, vol. 13, no. 4, 2006, pp. 286–94. Pubmed, doi:10.1207/s15327558ijbm1304_3.
Gil KM, Mishel MH, Belyea M, Germino B, Porter LS, Clayton M. Benefits of the uncertainty management intervention for African American and White older breast cancer survivors: 20-month outcomes. Int J Behav Med. 2006;13(4):286–294.
Journal cover image

Published In

Int J Behav Med

DOI

ISSN

1070-5503

Publication Date

2006

Volume

13

Issue

4

Start / End Page

286 / 294

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • White People
  • Uncertainty
  • Telephone
  • Tape Recording
  • Survivors
  • Sick Role
  • Self Care
  • Public Health
  • North Carolina
  • Middle Aged