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Predictors of breast cancer-related distress following mammography screening in younger women on a family history breast screening programme.

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OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal study investigated pre-screening factors that predicted breast cancer-specific distress among 1286 women who were undergoing annual mammography screening as part of a UK programme for younger women (i.e., under 50) with a family history of breast cancer. METHODS: Women completed questionnaires one month prior to screening, and one and six months after receiving screening results. Factors measured were breast cancer worry, perceived risk, cognitive appraisals, cop...

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10.1002/pon.1355

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Henderson, BJ More by this author
Bankhead, C More by this author
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Journal:
Psycho-oncology
Volume:
17
Issue:
12
Pages:
1180-1188
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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EISSN:
1099-1611
ISSN:
1057-9249
URN:
uuid:0931d47f-37c8-40f1-a0d3-97ba38a1d8e0
Source identifiers:
215567
Local pid:
pubs:215567

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