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Women's perceptions of familial aspects of breast cancer

Williams, Tracy, Clarke, Valerie and Savage, Sally 2002, Women's perceptions of familial aspects of breast cancer, Health education, vol. 102, no. 2, pp. 50-59, doi: 10.1108/09654280210418983.

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Title Women's perceptions of familial aspects of breast cancer
Author(s) Williams, Tracy
Clarke, Valerie
Savage, Sally
Journal name Health education
Volume number 102
Issue number 2
Start page 50
End page 59
Publisher Emerald Publishing Group
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2002
ISSN 0965-4283
1758-714X
Keyword(s) health care
history
perception
risk
women
Summary Women’s understanding of familial aspects of breast cancer was examined using both focus groups and interviews. The studies covered issues related to perceptions of breast cancer risk factors, perceived breast cancer risk, understanding of risk information, and family history of breast cancer as a risk factor. Study 1 consisted of four focus group discussions with women from the general community. Study 2 comprised ten face-to-face interviews with women who had a family history of breast cancer. The results in combination indicate a fairly high level of awareness of family history as a risk factor for breast cancer. However, the definition of a familial history of breast cancer differed between the groups, with those without a family history being more inclusive than those with such a history. The paper concludes with suggestions for use by those developing resources materials for those with a familial history of breast cancer.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/09654280210418983
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Emerald Publishing Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001521

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