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1

What type of experiment was it? With who?

Quasi experiment with people who were diagnosed with breast cancer

2

What type of design was it?

Independent measures

3

How many women were studied? Under what age?

133 under the age of 55 years (pre-menopausal)

4

Patients were mailed self-administered questionnaires to gather info on what 6 things?

- demography
- existing social networks
- education level
- responsibility
- contact with friends and family
- perception do support from others

5

What test was given to measure social networks? Which combined what

Psychometric tests which combined marital status, contact with friends and family and church membership

6

What were details of their diagnosis extracted from?

Medical records between 1980-81

7

What were survival and recurrence rates checked in?

Their medical records in January 1985

8

What six aspects of social network were significantly linked with survival?

- marital status
- support from friends
- contact with others
- total support
- social networks
- employment

9

What was the conclusion?

The more social networks and support, the higher the survival rate of women with breast cancer, although type of breast cancer was still a main factor in survival

10

What did they aim to see?

How social relationships influence response to breast cancer treatment

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