Effects of false-positive results in a breast screening program on anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life.

@article{Hafslund2012EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of false-positive results in a breast screening program on anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life.},
  author={Bj\org Hafslund and Birgitte Espehaug and Monica Wammen Nortvedt},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={E26-34}
}
BACKGROUND Decreased anxiety has been reported among women with false-positive results in mammography screening programs. No long-term effects have been fully demonstrated, and the findings for anxiety and depression are contradictory. Few studies have addressed changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL). OBJECTIVE The objective was to study the short- and long-term effects such as changes in anxiety, depression, and HRQOL among women with false-positive results. METHODS With a… CONTINUE READING
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