Author Contributions: Dr Bakitas had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Bakitas, Seville, Ahles.
Acquisition of data: Bakitas, Lyons, Hegel, Balan, Brokaw, Ahles.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Bakitas, Lyons, Hegel, Brokaw, Hull, Li, Tosteson, Byock, Ahles.
Drafting of the manuscript: Bakitas, Lyons, Hegel, Brokaw, Hull, Tosteson, Ahles.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bakitas, Lyons, Hegel, Balan, Brokaw, Seville, Hull, Li, Tosteson, Byock, Ahles.
Statistical analysis: Bakitas, Hull, Li, Tosteson.
Obtained funding: Bakitas, Ahles.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bakitas, Lyons, Hegel, Balan, Brokaw, Li, Tosteson, Byock.
Study supervision: Bakitas, Lyons, Seville, Tosteson, Ahles.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Bakitas is a recipient of a Department of Defense Clinical Nurse Researcher award, an American Cancer Society Doctoral Scholarship, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University's School of Nursing (National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research grant T32NR008346). This study was supported by National Cancer Institute grant R01 CA101704.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsors had no role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We thank the study participants and oncology clinicians from the Section of Hematology/Oncology, outreach clinics, and VA Medical Center for their cooperation with the conduct of this study (all without payment). Robert Ferguson, PhD, Eastern Maine Medical Center, was a funded coinvestigator and provided facilitator training and monitored fidelity of group medical appointments while at Dartmouth College as assistant professor of psychiatry. Daphne Ellis, AS, Julie Wolf, RN, Luann E. Graves, BS, MT, CCRP, and Linda Eickhoff, MS, all of Dartmouth College, provided diligent recruitment, data collection, and data management as funded research coordinators.