The effective management of lymphedema risk following breast cancer surgery and treatment requires enactment of simple behavioural strategies, including regularly checking for early lymphedema symptoms. Results: Tests using a bootstrapping approach with multiple mediators were significant for self-compassion on distress. This study examined the relationship between communication avoidance of cancer-related topics with psychological distress, and the mediating role of coping strategies, in women with breast cancer. Breast cancer worries; positive and negative psychological consequences of assessment Psychological Consequences Questionnaire ; breast cancer-related intrusion and avoidance Impact of Event Scale ; and willingness to attend, and uneasiness about, future screening. One week after disclosure of test results, women in the enhanced counseling group experienced a greater reduction in avoidant ideation, suggesting more complete processing of risk feedback.
The cognitive style of rumination extends existing cognitive models of emotional response to illness. Beliefs regarding family obligations for being tested were stronger for New Zealand respondents followed by Australia then the United Kingdom. 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. These findings are relevant to health professionals designing breast cancer psychosexual interventions and future research addressing lymphedema-specific sexual concerns.
Cancer detection was comparable to international findings. Participants were blind to their condition allocation. Papers were subjected to critical appraisal to ensure the integrity of findings. These findings highlight the need to identify the individual women with distress and offer them adequate support and care.
Background: Deciding whether or not to have breast reconstruction following breast cancer diagnosis is a complex decision process. Partners' cancer-specific distress was positively related to their wives' distress. Univariate tests revealed significantly lower negative affect and greater self-compassionate attitude in experimental compared to control participants. Participants initially provided online consent and completed baseline questionnaires assessing decisional conflict, knowledge, and satisfaction with information. These findings highlight factors that may be useful to focus on within psychosocial interventions addressing psychological distress.
Among partners with elevated levels of distress, the ability to provide effective support to the at-risk women and participate appropriately in their decision making may be compromised. Both attachment anxiety and emotion regulation deficits were found to mediate the association between mindfulness and distress; however, attachment avoidance was not found to have a mediating effect. Conclusions: Women who understand lymphedema risk management and feel confident in managing this risk are more likely to adhere to recommended strategies. Messages varied by the extent of detail brief vs. Caucasians with higher fatalism may be at greater risk of future illnesses, given the association between fatalism and sedentary behavior in this group. It concludes with recommendations to improve current research and practice in this area.
Recall risk was equal to European estimates for women screening from 50 and lower for screening from 40. Bivariate analyses indicated that decision regret was associated with negative body image and psychological distress — intrusion and avoidance. There were no significant relationships between intra-couple congruence on support or team approach, and dyadic adjustment. 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.
In breast cancer survivors, higher attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance have been associated with poorer psychological adjustment. Cumulative risk of complex false positive involving a biopsy was 3. Stress mindset theory suggests that positive stress beliefs lead to positive, rather than negative, outcomes when engaging with stressors. Intervention participants reported high user acceptability and satisfaction with the intervention.
Patients indicated that they derived benefit from this resource at all stages of their decision-making process, with the greatest perceived benefit being for those early in their breast reconstruction journey. Analyses revealed a significant model for dating anxiety, with high self-evaluative salience, body image dissatisfaction, and attachment avoidance independently associated with this outcome. Implications of these findings are discussed and doubts are raised concerning the usefulness of the unfolding theory in the context of attitude scaling. Change in negative affect from baseline to immediate follow-up for both the intervention and control conditions. Assessments included the Body Image Scale; Self-compassion Scale; Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale and items measuring perceived normative pressure and comfort with one's weight. Further, at the affective level, the intervention was found to be the most beneficial for women testing positive: specifically 1 week after test result disclosure, women in the intervention group who tested positive experienced lower levels of distress than women in the control group who tested positive.
Partners' cancer-specific distress was positively related to their wives' distress. Future longitudinal and experimental studies in more diverse samples are needed to confirm causal directionality of these relationships and to expand upon these findings. Lymphedema had the potential to accentuate sexual issues caused by breast cancer, but most women were reluctant to discuss issues with anyone other than their partner. The aim of this special section is to showcase research contributing to our understanding of factors influencing decisions to undergo genetic testing and the impact of the genetic testing process on health-related behaviors of tested individuals.
Breast cancer is a significant health concern for African American women. Participants were blind to their condition allocation. At-risk individuals are encouraged to seek professional healthcare advice if symptoms arise. Greater perceived support was associated with better dyadic consensus and satisfaction, and dyadic cohesion and satisfaction were higher among couples who reported greater use of a team approach.