Dating concerns among women with breast cancer or with genetic breast cancer susceptibility: a review and meta-synthesis.

@article{Shaw2015DatingCA,
  title={Dating concerns among women with breast cancer or with genetic breast cancer susceptibility: a review and meta-synthesis.},
  author={Laura-Kate E. Shaw and Kerry A Sherman and Julie T. Fitness},
  journal={Health psychology review},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          491-505
        }
}
OBJECTIVE While dating is critical in the formation of a lifelong romantic relationship, women with breast cancer or a genetic susceptibility to developing this disease report a myriad of dating concerns. This review synthesises and discusses the perceived dating barriers and concerns in this population. METHOD A systematic search of CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and PubMed was undertaken and yielded 19 published qualitative studies. Papers were subjected to critical appraisal to ensure… CONTINUE READING
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