Conceptualization and sources of costs from breast cancer: findings from patient and caregiver focus groups.

@article{Lauzier2005ConceptualizationAS,
  title={Conceptualization and sources of costs from breast cancer: findings from patient and caregiver focus groups.},
  author={Sophie Lauzier and Elizabeth Maunsell and Maria De Koninck and M{\'e}lanie Drolet and Nicole H{\'e}bert-croteau and Jean - Robert},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={351-60}
}
Assessment of economic burden of breast cancer to patient and family has generally been overlooked in assessing the impact of this disease. We explored economic aspects from the perspective of women and their caregivers. Focus groups were conducted in 3 Quebec cities representing urban and semi-urban settings: 3 with 26 women first treated for non-metastatic breast cancer in the past 18 months, and 3 with 24 primary caregivers. We purposefully selected participants with different… CONTINUE READING

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