Results from the family and coping oriented palliative homecare intervention study (FamCope)-A randomized controlled trial

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Results from the family and coping oriented palliative homecare intervention study (FamCope)-A randomized controlled trial. / Ammari, Anne Birgitte Hjuler; Hendriksen, Carsten; Rydahl-Hansen, Susan.

In: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2018, p. 557-581.

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Ammari, ABH, Hendriksen, C & Rydahl-Hansen, S 2018, 'Results from the family and coping oriented palliative homecare intervention study (FamCope)-A randomized controlled trial', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 557-581. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2018.1460003

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Ammari, A. B. H., Hendriksen, C., & Rydahl-Hansen, S. (2018). Results from the family and coping oriented palliative homecare intervention study (FamCope)-A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 36(5), 557-581. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2018.1460003

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Ammari ABH, Hendriksen C, Rydahl-Hansen S. Results from the family and coping oriented palliative homecare intervention study (FamCope)-A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 2018;36(5):557-581. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2018.1460003

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Ammari, Anne Birgitte Hjuler ; Hendriksen, Carsten ; Rydahl-Hansen, Susan. / Results from the family and coping oriented palliative homecare intervention study (FamCope)-A randomized controlled trial. In: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 557-581.

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