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dc.contributor.authorArcher, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Fiona G.
dc.contributor.authorMontague, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-25T15:05:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-25T15:05:23Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-05
dc.identifier.citationArcher, S. et al (2016) 'Do you mean Im not whole?: Exploring the role of support in womens experiences of mastectomy without reconstruction,' Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/1359105316664135en
dc.identifier.issn13591053
dc.identifier.pmid27596275
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1359105316664135
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621624
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the role of others in supporting younger women who opt not to reconstruct their breast post-mastectomy. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 30s/40s. The women lived in England, had been diagnosed a minimum of 5 years previously and had undergone unilateral mastectomy. An interpretative phenomenological analysis revealed three themes: Assuring the self: ‘I’ll love you whatever’, Challenging the self: ‘Do you mean I’m not whole?’ and Accepting the self: ‘I’ve come out the other side’. The women’s experiences of positive support and challenges to their sense of self are discussed.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://hpq.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1359105316664135en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Health Psychologyen
dc.subjectBreast canceren
dc.subjectMastectomyen
dc.subjectRecoveryen
dc.subjectInterpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)en
dc.title'Do you mean I'm not whole?: Exploring the role of support in womens experiences of mastectomy without reconstructionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn14617277
dc.contributor.departmentImperial College Londonen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Psychologyen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T15:49:44Z
html.description.abstractThis study explores the role of others in supporting younger women who opt not to reconstruct their breast post-mastectomy. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 30s/40s. The women lived in England, had been diagnosed a minimum of 5 years previously and had undergone unilateral mastectomy. An interpretative phenomenological analysis revealed three themes: Assuring the self: ‘I’ll love you whatever’, Challenging the self: ‘Do you mean I’m not whole?’ and Accepting the self: ‘I’ve come out the other side’. The women’s experiences of positive support and challenges to their sense of self are discussed.


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