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Continuity of care : a study of alternate forms of intervention Doll, Richard P.
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of two approaches of social work intervention, a continuity approach, and a team approach, upon the three dependent variables of subject satisfaction, control, and mood. In order to determine differences in outcome, subjects were administered psychological tests to determine changes in their reported sense of control and mood (hopelessness) in relation to their response to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. At follow-up, subjects also completed a questionnaire designed to determine their satisfaction with social work services received. The amount of time spent in contact with social workers was also assessed at this time. The analysis of the relationship between these variables revealed that there were no statistically significant differences between the study groups; subjects were equally satisfied with the two approaches in social work intervention, and there were no major differences between the reported changes in mood and control by the subjects in the study groups.
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