Evaluation of the needs and concerns of partners of women at high risk of developing breast/ovarian cancer Mireskandari, Shab en_US Meiser, Bettina en_US Sherman, K en_US Warner, B en_US Andrews, Leslie en_US Tucker, Katherine en_US 2021-11-25T13:02:24Z 2021-11-25T13:02:24Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract This exploratory study investigates the experience of partners of women at high risk of developing breast/ovarian cancer and reports on the partners' views concerning their relationship, communication, future planning, children and childbearing, involvement in decision-making regarding screening and prophylactic measures, and information and support needs. In-depth interviews were conducted with 15 partners. Of these, seven were partners of women who were BRCA1/2 mutation carriers, five were partners of women with unknown mutation status, and three were partners of women who were non-carriers. None of the women had a previous diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer. Partners of carriers and women with unknown mutation status were found to be more distressed than partners of non-carriers, with partners of mutation carriers reporting the most difficulties. Factors associated with better adjustment and coping for partners included dealing with this situation as a team with their wife, greater involvement in decision-making, satisfaction with their supportive roles and being optimistic. Decision-making difficulties in relation to prophylactic measures, concerns about their children possibly being at increased cancer risk, as well as the need to receive information directly from health professionals and the wish to meet other partners were also discussed. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1057-9249 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other oncology en_US
dc.subject.other hereditary breast/ovarian cancer en_US
dc.subject.other partners en_US
dc.title Evaluation of the needs and concerns of partners of women at high risk of developing breast/ovarian cancer en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Psycho-Oncology: Journal of the psychological,social and behavioural dimensions of cancer en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 96-108 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 15 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Mireskandari, Shab en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Meiser, Bettina, Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Sherman, K en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Warner, B en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Andrews, Leslie en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Tucker, Katherine en_US Clinical School Prince of Wales Hospital *
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