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Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Implications for Family Leisure Participation

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dc.contributor.author Radina, Elise en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-07T17:14:45Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-10T15:10:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-07T17:14:45Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-07-10T15:10:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Family Relations 58 (October 2009): 445–459. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.MIA/4433 en_US
dc.description.abstract An estimated 20% of breast cancer survivors face the chronic condition of breast cancer related lymphedema. This study explored the ways in which women with this condition experienced changes in their participation in family leisure as one indicator of family functioning. Participants (N = 27) were interviewed regarding lifestyles before and after lymphedema, perceptions of personal independence, relationships with others, and personal coping. Data were analyzed using a cooperative, inductive format. Participants described a heightened sense of caution regarding participation in family leisure activities. Participants coped with lymphedema by either modifying the way they participated or not taking part in family leisure activities. Professionals may use these findings to assist women and their families in modifying leisure activities and exploring new activities. en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2009.00565.x en_US
dc.subject families and health/illness en_US
dc.subject chronic illness en_US
dc.subject family systems theory en_US
dc.subject qualitative studies en_US
dc.title Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: Implications for Family Leisure Participation en_US
dc.date.published 2009-10 en_US


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