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The objective of this study was to assess women's interest in genetic testing for breast cancer risk. Randomly selected samples of 761 women without breast cancer from the general population of British Columbia, Canada, and 260 women with breast cancer from the provincial cancer registry participated in a telephone survey that assessed interest in genetic(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore factors that affect the integrity of palliative cancer patients' relationships with family physicians and to ascertain their perceptions of their FPs' roles in their care. DESIGN Qualitative study using grounded-theory methods, taped semistructured interviews, and chart reviews. SETTING Two palliative care hospital wards in(More)
Each year over 20,000 Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Many breast cancer survivors anticipate a considerable number of years of potential participation in the paid labour market, therefore, the link between breast cancer survivorship and productivity deserves serious consideration. The hypothesis guiding this study is that arm morbidities(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 70% of women who quit smoking while pregnant will relapse during the first postnatal year. In this study, a community-based, ecological approach guided the development and implementation of a smoking cessation intervention for perinatal women. AIMS The aims of this pilot project were to: (1) develop and implement a community-based(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe experiences of women seeking information about their risk of hereditary breast cancer who fail to meet strict eligibility criteria for genetic counseling and testing. DESIGN Qualitative descriptive study. SETTING Hereditary cancer program in western Canada. PARTICIPANTS Women who had received notification of their ineligibility(More)
BACKGROUND The objective was to compare women's personal estimates of their risk with objective breast cancer risk estimates and to describe the risk factors for breast cancer identified by women. METHODS Telephone survey of a random sample of 761 rural and urban women with no history of breast cancer. Survey instrument included measures of perceptions of(More)
Although recommended as an essential part of cancer care, there is limited evidence regarding the optimum approach to psychosocial health care needs assessment in this setting. To address this gap, the Cancer Journey Action Group of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) partnered to(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the results of different measures of interest in genetic testing for breast cancer risk. A telephone survey of a random sample of women without breast cancer was conducted in British Columbia, Canada. Interest in genetic testing for breast cancer risk was measured in three ways: (1) an unprompted assessment of(More)
Inconsistent reports of the prevalence of risk perception accuracy may be related to the use of different classification strategies. The purpose of this study was to compare two approaches for assessing the accuracy of women's breast cancer risk perceptions. A telephone survey was conducted with an age-stratified random sample of British Columbian women(More)