Journal article

Psychological distress, role, and identity changes in mothers following a diagnosis of cancer: A systematic review

Carissa Nadia Kuswanto, Lesley Stafford, Jessica Sharp, Penelope Schofield

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review findings of the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on mothers' psychological well-being, roles, and identity and to explore the psychosocial factors that contribute to mothers' psychological well-being. METHODS: Six databases were searched for research articles and theses exploring the association between the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on mothers' psychological well-being, identity, and role, and the psychosocial factors contributing to mothers' psychological distress regardless of their cancer type and stage. The Mixed-Method Appraisal Bias Tool was used to assess the selected studies' methodological quality. RESULTS: A total of 30 qua..

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