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dc.contributor.authorHolland, Fiona G.
dc.contributor.authorArcher, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorMontague, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-07T14:46:02Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-07T14:46:02Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-16en
dc.identifier.citationHolland, F. et al. (2016) 'Younger women’s experiences of deciding against delayed breast reconstruction post-mastectomy following breast cancer: An interpretative phenomenological analysis', Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (8), pp. 1688-1699.en
dc.identifier.issn1359-1053en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1359105314562085en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/552484en
dc.description.abstractMost women do not reconstruct their breast(s) post-mastectomy. The experiences of younger women who maintain this decision, although important to understand, are largely absent in the research literature. This interview-based study uses interpretative phenomenological analysis to explore the experiences of six women, diagnosed with primary breast cancer in their 30s/40s, who decided against delayed reconstruction. Findings reported here focus on one superordinate theme (decision-making) from a larger analysis, illustrating that the women’s drive to survive clearly influenced their initial decision-making process. Their tenacity in maintaining their decision is highlighted, despite non-reconstruction sometimes being presented negatively by medical teams. Patient-centred support recommendations are made.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://hpq.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/12/15/1359105314562085.abstracten
dc.relation.urlhttp://hpq.sagepub.com/en
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dc.subjectBreast canceren
dc.subjectDecision makingen
dc.subjectInterpretative phenomenological analysisen
dc.subjectMastectomyen
dc.subjectReconstructionen
dc.titleYounger women’s experiences of deciding against delayed breast reconstruction post-mastectomy following breast cancer: An interpretative phenomenological analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Psychologyen
refterms.dateFOA2015-12-16T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractMost women do not reconstruct their breast(s) post-mastectomy. The experiences of younger women who maintain this decision, although important to understand, are largely absent in the research literature. This interview-based study uses interpretative phenomenological analysis to explore the experiences of six women, diagnosed with primary breast cancer in their 30s/40s, who decided against delayed reconstruction. Findings reported here focus on one superordinate theme (decision-making) from a larger analysis, illustrating that the women’s drive to survive clearly influenced their initial decision-making process. Their tenacity in maintaining their decision is highlighted, despite non-reconstruction sometimes being presented negatively by medical teams. Patient-centred support recommendations are made.


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