Published Online: May 21, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1426
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Granek and Krzyzanowska. Acquisition of data: Granek, Tozer, Mazzotta, and Krzyzanowska. Analysis and interpretation of data: Granek, Mazzotta, Ramjaun, and Krzyzanowska. Drafting of the manuscript: Granek. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Granek, Tozer, Mazzotta, Ramjaun, and Krzyzanowska. Obtained funding: Granek. Administrative, technical, and material support: Granek, Mazzotta, Ramjaun, and Krzyzanowska. Study supervision: Granek.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Funding of this research was made possible by the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Previous Presentations: Selected findings were presented at the Association for Death Education Counseling Conference; June 24, 2011; Miami, Florida; a poster with selected findings was presented at the European Health Psychology Conference; September 20-24, 2011; Crete, Greece.
Additional Contributions: We wish to thank Ellen Warner, MD, for her insightful comments on earlier drafts of this article.