The group matters: an explorative study of group cohesion and quality of life in cancer patients participating in physical exercise intervention during treatment

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The group matters: an explorative study of group cohesion and quality of life in cancer patients participating in physical exercise intervention during treatment. / Klausen, Julie Midtgaard; Rørth, Mikael Rahbek; Stelter, Reinhard; Adamsen, Lis Ørgaard.

In: European Journal of Cancer Care, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006, p. 25-33.

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Klausen, JM, Rørth, MR, Stelter, R & Adamsen, LØ 2006, 'The group matters: an explorative study of group cohesion and quality of life in cancer patients participating in physical exercise intervention during treatment', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 25-33. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00616.x

APA

Klausen, J. M., Rørth, M. R., Stelter, R., & Adamsen, L. Ø. (2006). The group matters: an explorative study of group cohesion and quality of life in cancer patients participating in physical exercise intervention during treatment. European Journal of Cancer Care, 15(1), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00616.x

Vancouver

Klausen JM, Rørth MR, Stelter R, Adamsen LØ. The group matters: an explorative study of group cohesion and quality of life in cancer patients participating in physical exercise intervention during treatment. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2006;15(1):25-33. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00616.x

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Klausen, Julie Midtgaard ; Rørth, Mikael Rahbek ; Stelter, Reinhard ; Adamsen, Lis Ørgaard. / The group matters: an explorative study of group cohesion and quality of life in cancer patients participating in physical exercise intervention during treatment. In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 2006 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 25-33.

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