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Post–Breast Cancer Lymphedema and the Family: A Qualitative Investigation of Families Coping With Chronic Illness

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dc.contributor.author Radina, Elise en_US
dc.contributor.author Armer, Jane en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-07T17:37:24Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-10T15:10:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-07T17:37:24Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-07-10T15:10:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Family Nursing, 2001, 7(3), 281-299. en_US
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.MIA/4434 en_US
dc.description.abstract The number of women who experience breast cancer is increasing. Meanwhile there have been improvements in technologies used for detection and intervention. As a result, more women are living as breast cancer survivors who are now dealing with issues of quality of life related to the aftereffects of treatments. For about one third of women who have treatments involving the removal of and/or irradiation of the axillary lymph nodes, secondary lymphedema of the arm is likely to develop.We take a qualitative approach to investigating how lymphedema affects these women and their families in terms of task completion and family functioning. The Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response (FAAR) Model is used to interpret findings. These indicate that families who are more flexible in modifying daily tasks and who have preexisting resources for coping with stressors have more positive outcomes than do those families who are rigid and cope with stressors poorly. en_US
dc.subject Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response (FAAR) Model en_US
dc.subject qualitative studies en_US
dc.subject breast cancer en_US
dc.subject cancer survivors en_US
dc.title Post–Breast Cancer Lymphedema and the Family: A Qualitative Investigation of Families Coping With Chronic Illness en_US
dc.date.published 2001 en_US


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