The relations between supportive functions of community-based self-help groups for cancer survivors and benefit findings
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of community-based self-help groups for cancer survivors form supportive functions and benefit findings. Methods: A survey consisting of two scales was conducted with a sample of 109. The first scale measured the benefit finding in cancer experience, and the second scale measured supportive functions of self-help groups. Results: Exploratory factor analyses indicated that “benefit finding scale” included four factors, and the supportive functions of self-help group could be classified into four aspects. Benefit findings were related to the supportive functions. Conclusion: These results imply that the participation in self-help group is related to positive cognition of cancer survivors.
- Palliative Care Research
Palliative Care Research 7 (2), 225-232, 2012
Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine