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The benefits of support groups for caregivers of patients with brain tumors

  • Kohei KajiwaraEmail author
  • Jun Kako
  • Hiroko Noto
  • Yasufumi Oosono
  • Masamitsu Kobayashi
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Nursing Science, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health SciencesHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of NursingNational Defense Medical CollegeTokorozawaJapan

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