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  1. A descriptive study of breast cancer worry.

    Article - En anglais

    Women with (n=65) and without (n=70) a family history of breast cancer reported on their thoughts and concern about the disease.

    Measures were taken across a 1-month interval and at a 1-year follow-up.

    Reported screening behaviors were also measured at baseline and the 1-year follow-up.

    Worry dissipated over time, suggesting that worry levels are affected by the measurement context.

    However, women with a family history of the disease maintained greater worry than those without such a history, suggesting that they may be chronically worried about the disease.

    Thinking and worrying about breast cancer were both modestly and positively related to the frequency of screening behaviors, suggesting that some kinds of worry can motivate self-protective behavior.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Histoire familiale, Antécédent, Attitude, Comportement, Santé, Dépistage, Homme, Femelle, Glande mammaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Family story, Antecedent, Attitude, Behavior, Health, Medical screening, Human, Female, Mammary gland diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0178763

    Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 16/11/1999.