Journal article

Who is not reassured following benign diagnosis of breast symptoms?

GT Meechan, JP Collins, RE Moss-Morris, KJ Petri

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Many women fail to be reassured about their breast symptom following benign diagnosis. Identification of the factors contributing to this continued anxiety is important in order that appropriate intervention can be incorporated into the care of women undergoing diagnosis. In this study, we measured levels of anxiety, depression, stress, perceived personal risk of breast cancer, fear of breast cancer treatment and general health anxiety along with clinical and demographic variables in women undergoing investigation of breast symptoms. We then assessed if these factors were associated with reassurance about the breast symptom immediately following benign diagnosis. METHODS: Women a..

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