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A single session intervention (The Mini AFTERc) for fear of cancer recurrence: a feasibility study

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Key Points
• Aim was to test a single-session, telephone delivered intervention to reduce FCR in breast cancer patients.
• 16 female breast cancer patients received the 30-minute, Mini-Adjustment to the Fear, Threat and Expectation of Recurrence (Mini-AFTERc) intervention.
• Intervention implementation was feasible with cancer nurse specialists and fidelity was high.
• Participants showed a significant decrease in recurrence fears at follow-up (effect size = 0.8; P = 0.03).
• Preliminary results suggest the Mini-AFTERc is effective in reducing recurrence fears in breast cancer survivors.


Original languageEnglish
VolumeEarly View
Early online date30 Apr 2018
StateE-pub ahead of print - 30 Apr 2018

    Research areas

  • Cancer, Oncology, Fears of recurrence, Brief intervention, Psychology, Feasibility

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