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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/1057

Title: African American women’s emotional responses to breast cancer
Authors: Morgan, Phyllis D.
Mock, Victoria
Rose, Linda
Fogel, Joshua
Keywords: African American Women, Breast Cancer, Emotional Response
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Pristine Publications
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal 3(1):56-73.
Abstract: Breast cancer is an emotionally challenging disease for women. Little is known about African American women’s emotional responses to breast cancer. This exploratory study focuses on the emotional responses of African American women throughout their breast cancer experience. Sixty-six African American women, age 35 to 76, living in the southeastern United States participated in focus group interviews. There were five emotional response themes consisting of response to discovery, diagnosis, treatment options, treatment, and recovery. Findings from this study may assist healthcare professionals with a richer insight regarding the emotions and feelings of African American women with breast cancer. This may help with providing culturally sensitive and appropriate care throughout their illness trajectory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/1057
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