Avoiding risk information about breast cancer.

  title={Avoiding risk information about breast cancer.},
  author={Darya Melnyk and James A. Shepperd},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  volume={44 2},
BACKGROUND Learning about personal risk can provide numerous benefits yet people sometimes opt to remain ignorant. PURPOSE Two studies examined the role of perceived control, coping resources, and anticipated regret in women's decision to avoid breast cancer risk information. METHODS Women completed a health inventory and then read a brochure about either controllable or uncontrollable predictors of breast cancer, or received no brochure. Participants then received an opportunity to learn… CONTINUE READING
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