Life disruptions following breast cancer

Postavaru, G-I. (2014) Life disruptions following breast cancer. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, 5 (3). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2286-1831

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Abstract

Thirty six breast cancer survivors (17 Romanian and 19 English) with a mean age of 58 years took part in in-depth interviews relating to life disruptions following the diagnosis. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. The resultant themes reflected illness continuum challenges such as the breast loss, clothing and use of cosmetic purchases, sexuality, fear of recurrence, devaluation, lack of medical information and stigmatisation. The trajectory of breast cancer survivorship is a mobile process and there is a variety of needs and challenges defined by the nature of psychological adaptation to the new social status as survivor which should be encompassed in intervention development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2014. Romanian Society of Experimental Applied Psychology (an open access journal). This article can be accessed via the URL above.
Keywords: Breast cancer, survivorship, qualitative, participatory research
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Gianina Postavaru
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 14:20
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/353

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