Evid Based Nurs 7:111 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.4.111
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Review: existing evidence does not support a survival benefit for women with metastatic breast cancer who participate in group psychological interventions compared with usual care

Group psychological interventions v usual care for women with metastatic breast cancer*

Outcomes Number of trials (n) Weighted event rates RBI or RBR (95% CI)†
Psychological intervention Usual care
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; weighted event rates, RBI, RBR, and CI calculated from data in article based on a fixed effects model.
†Not significant.
Survival at 1 year 4 (511) 72% 70% RBI 3 (−8 to 15)
Survival at 5 years 4 (511) 22% 25% RBR 13 (−19 to 37)
Survival at 10 years 3 (276) 11% 13% RBR 19% (−54 to 58)

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