Accession Number : ADA322389

Title :   Effects of Meditation-Based Stress Reduction in Younger Women with Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 95-29 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV MEDICAL CENTER WORCESTER

Personal Author(s) : Hebert, James R.

PDF Url : ADA322389

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An increasing body of research literature has shown that psychological states have clear impact on recovery and quality of life in women with breast cancer. Psychosocial variables such as emotional expression, coping styles, and factors related to social support appear to have the most promise for improving quality of life and increasing the probability of prolonged survival. The current study seeks to adapt the University of Massachusetts Medical Center's Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program (SR&RP) for younger women with breast cancer. The SR&RP is a well-established intervention program with demonstrated effectiveness in improving emotional status and quality of life in individuals with a variety of serious medical problems. The program is educationally based.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *WOMEN, *BREAST CANCER, RECOVERY, SURVIVABILITY, QUALITY, RELAXATION, INTERVENTION, LIVING STANDARDS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, EMOTIONS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE