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ERIC Number: EJ1052122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Social Support, a Mediator in Collaborative Depression Care for Cancer Patients
Oh, Hyunsung; Ell, Kathleen
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n2 p229-239 Mar 2015
Objective: This study assessed whether perceived social support (PSS) is a factor in improving physical and functional well-being observed among cancer patients receiving collaborative depression care. Methods: A secondary analysis was conducted of data collected in a randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of collaborative depression care. PSS was measured at 12 months; physical and functional well-being were assessed at 18 and 24 months post-baseline. Mediation analyses via a bootstrapping method were conducted. Results: Significant mediation of PSS at 12 months predicted better physical and functional well-being at 18 months and 24 months. Conclusion: Depressed cancer survivors are likely to benefit when social workers provide psychosocial depression care aimed at activating social support, thereby improving physical and functional well-being
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01-CA105269