Immunological responses of breast cancer patients to behavioral interventions

Barry L. Gruber, Stephen P. Hersh, Nicholas R S Hall, Lucy R. Waletzky, John F. Kunz, Joann K. Carpenter, Karan S. Kverno, Sharlene M. Weiss

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This article reports the results of an 18-month study of immune system and psychological changes in stage 1 breast cancer patients provided with relaxation, guided imagery, and biofeedback training. Thirteen lymph node negative patients who had recovered from a modified radical mastectomy were randomly assigned to either an immediate treatment or a delayed treatment control group. Multiple pre-post psychological measures were performed. Significant effects were found in natural killer cell (NK) activity (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalBiofeedback and Self-Regulation
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes

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breast neoplasms
immune response
Breast Neoplasms
Psychology
Modified Radical Mastectomy
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
natural killer cells
Natural Killer Cells
lymph nodes
immune system
Immune System
Lymph Nodes
Control Groups
Therapeutics
Biofeedback (Psychology)

Keywords

  • behavior therapy
  • biofeedback (psychology)
  • breast neoplasms
  • psychoneuroimmunology
  • relaxation techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Gruber, B. L., Hersh, S. P., Hall, N. R. S., Waletzky, L. R., Kunz, J. F., Carpenter, J. K., ... Weiss, S. M. (1993). Immunological responses of breast cancer patients to behavioral interventions. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 18(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00999510

Immunological responses of breast cancer patients to behavioral interventions. / Gruber, Barry L.; Hersh, Stephen P.; Hall, Nicholas R S; Waletzky, Lucy R.; Kunz, John F.; Carpenter, Joann K.; Kverno, Karan S.; Weiss, Sharlene M.

In: Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, Vol. 18, No. 1, 03.1993, p. 1-22.

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Gruber, BL, Hersh, SP, Hall, NRS, Waletzky, LR, Kunz, JF, Carpenter, JK, Kverno, KS & Weiss, SM 1993, 'Immunological responses of breast cancer patients to behavioral interventions', Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00999510
Gruber BL, Hersh SP, Hall NRS, Waletzky LR, Kunz JF, Carpenter JK et al. Immunological responses of breast cancer patients to behavioral interventions. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation. 1993 Mar;18(1):1-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00999510
Gruber, Barry L. ; Hersh, Stephen P. ; Hall, Nicholas R S ; Waletzky, Lucy R. ; Kunz, John F. ; Carpenter, Joann K. ; Kverno, Karan S. ; Weiss, Sharlene M. / Immunological responses of breast cancer patients to behavioral interventions. In: Biofeedback and Self-Regulation. 1993 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 1-22.
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