Breast cancer in the family--children's perceptions of their mother's cancer and its initial treatment: qualitative study.

@article{Forrest2006BreastCI,
  title={Breast cancer in the family--children's perceptions of their mother's cancer and its initial treatment: qualitative study.},
  author={Gillian C. Forrest and Caroline V. Plumb and Sue Ziebland and Alan M. Stein},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={332 7548},
  pages={
          998-1003
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To explore how children of mothers newly diagnosed with breast cancer perceive their mother's illness and its initial treatment; to contrast their accounts with the mothers' perceptions of their children's knowledge. DESIGN Qualitative interview study with thematic analysis. SETTING Home based interviews with mothers and children in Oxfordshire, England. PARTICIPANTS 37 mothers with early breast cancer and 31 of their children aged between 6 and 18 years. RESULTS Awareness of… CONTINUE READING

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