Research Publications

Caroline has been researching integrative approaches to heathcare since for over thirty years. Here are some of her publications:

Hoffman, Caroline and Baker, Barbara. The effects of a Mindful Self-Compassion programme on psychological wellbeing and levels of compassion in people affected by breast cancer. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2022,

Baker B.S., Hoffman, C.J., Fenlon, D. What can a third sector organisation provide for people with breast cancer that public health services cannot? Developing support services in response to service evaluation. European Journal of Integrated Medicine 2019; 30: 100943.

Baker B.S., Marshall, J. and Hoffman, C.J. Evaluation of a charity-led secondary breast cancer support day: a model of survivorship care. E-Cancer Medical Science 2019; 13: 991.

Baker, B.S.,Hoffman C.J. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to reduce the side effects associated with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in women with breast cancer: A service evaluation. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 2015 April; 7(2): 136-142.

Eyles, C., Leydon G.M., Hoffman C.J., Copson E.R., Prescott P., Chorozoglou M., Lewith G. Mindfulness for the self-management of fatigue, anxiety and depression in women with metastatic breast cancer: a mixed methods feasibility study. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2015 Jan; 14(1): 42-56.

Baker, B.S., Harrington, J.E.,Hoffman, C.J. A service evaluation of The Haven at Home as a support programme for breast cancer survivors. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 2013 April; 5 (2): 153-164.

Hoffman, C.J. and Baker B.S. Breast Cancer Haven Research and Service Evaluation: 10-year report: 2012, December.Breast Cancer Haven.

Hoffman, C J., Ersser, S.J., Hopkinson, J.B. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in breast cancer: a qualitative analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2012 Nov; 18 (4): 221-226.

Baker, B.S., Harrington J.E.,Choi B.-S., Kropf P., Muller I., Hoffman C.J. A randomised controlled pilot feasibility study of the physical and psychological effects of an integrated support programme in breast cancer. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2012 Aug; 18 (3): 182-189.

Hoffman, C.J., Ersser, S.J., Hopkinson, J.B., Nicholls, P.G., Harrington, J.E., Thomas, P.W. Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction in mood, breast- and endocrine-related quality-of-life and wellbeing in stages 0 to III breast cancer: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2012 April 20; 30(12): 1335-1342. (Cited in 264 published journal articles).

Harrington, J.E., Baker, B.S.,Hoffman, C.J. Effect of an integrated support programme on the concerns and well-being of women with breast cancer: a national service evaluation Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2012 Feb; 18 (1): 10-15.

Hoffman, C. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Cancer Care, in Corner, J and Bailey, C (eds) Cancer Nursing: Care in context. Second Edition. 2008: Blackwell Publishing Oxford.

Hoffman, C. Benefits of complementary therapies. Short Communication in Breast Cancer Research 2007; 9, Supplement 2, S9.

Polley, M.J., Seers, H.E., Cooke, H.J., Hoffman, C., Patterson, C. How to summarise and report written qualitative data from patients: A method for use in cancer support care. Supportive Cancer Care. 2007; 15: 963-971.

Polley M., Hoffman C., Brydon N. et al ‘The Benefits of Individualised Complementary Therapy Programmes for Women with Breast Cancer at Breast Cancer Haven (Poster) 5th European Breast Cancer Conference, Nice, France, 2006 March 21-25.  European Journal of Cancer 2006; 4:89.

Richardson J., Smith J., Hoffman C. et al. Yoga as a supportive therapy in cancer: a systematic review. 2005. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Evidence On Line (CAMEOL) Database, RCCM.

Richardson J., Smith J., Hoffman C. and Pilkington K. Meditation as a supportive therapy in cancer: A systematic review. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Evidence On Line (2005) (CAMEOL), RCCM.

Smith J.E., Richardson J., Hoffman C. et al. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as supportive therapy in cancer care: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2005; 52: 315-327.

Lowrie D., Hoffman C. and Van der Molen B. Measuring cancer rehabilitation outcomes using a multidisciplinary tool. European Journal of Cancer Care 2002; 11: 297–304.

Hoffman C. Guest Editorial: Integrated Medicine: Is self-help important? European Journal of Oncology Nursing 2002; 6 (2): 61-62.

Plus 30 earlier journal publications and book chapters (including original research), some under my former surname Stevensen.