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SANTOS, Manoel Antonio dos; PRADO, Maria Antonieta Spinoso; PANOBIANCO, Marislei Sanches  and  ALMEIDA, Ana Maria de. Support group for mastectomized women: taking care of subjective dimensions of becoming ill. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.2, pp. 27-33. ISSN 1677-2970.

This study aimed to discuss the relevance of the support group as a modality of intervention in the psychosocial rehabilitation of mastectomized women. The group offers a space for listening and speech, in which participants can freely discuss issues related to fighting breast cancer. On average, 30 participants take part in the meetings, which occur three times a week and last an hour. The results indicate that the group promotes a favourable environment for social support; sharing of feelings; developing skills for coping with difficult situations; health education; information and discussion of existential issues.

Keywords : Breast cancer; Support group; Mastectomy.

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