International Journal of Cancer Management

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The Effect of Problem Solving Therapy on Breast Cancer Women

Elham Taeidi 1 , Simmin Montazeri 2 , * , Nasser Behroozi 3 , Mohammad Hosein Haghighy Zadeh 4 and Ahmad Ahmadzadeh Deilami 5
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1 Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2 Department of Midwifery, Reproductive Health Promotion Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3 Educational Psychology Department, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
4 Statistic Department, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
5 Medicine Department, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of Cancer Management: September 2018, 11 (9); e69336
  • Published Online: September 22, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 11, 2018
  • Revised: August 19, 2018
  • Accepted: September 3, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijcm.69336

To Cite: Taeidi E, Montazeri S, Behroozi N, Haghighy Zadeh M H, Ahmadzadeh Deilami A. The Effect of Problem Solving Therapy on Breast Cancer Women, Int J Cancer Manag. 2018 ; 11(9):e69336. doi: 10.5812/ijcm.69336.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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