The authors studied older women with breast cancer and asked : 1) where do older women get information regarding breast cancer care and how helpful do they perceive each of these sources to be ? and 2) what aspects of social support are associated with older women's general and breast cancer specific emotional health outcomes METHODS.
To be eligible, women had to be at least 55 years of age and newly diagnosed with TNM Stage I or II breast cancer.
Data were collected from women's surgical records and a 35-minute, computer-assisted telephone interview.
Nearly all women rated information that was provided by their breast cancer physicians as very or somewhat helpful.
Written materials provided by breast cancer physicians also were frequently rated as very or somewhat helpful.
Women's marital status, religious service attendance, ratings of their physicians'technical and interpersonal care, and perceptions of their own abilities to communicate with their physicians were significantly associated with both general and breast cancer specific emotional health outcomes (all P<0.05).
Although older women obtained information regarding breast cancer from a variety of sources, they relied heavily on their physicians for information. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Soin, Source information, Support social, Emotion émotivité, Relation médecin malade, Postménopause, Adulte, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Care, Information source, Social support, Emotion emotionality, Physician patient relation, Postmenopause, Adult, Human, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0416153
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 25/01/1999.