Living with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutation: learning how to adapt to a virtual chronic illness.

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The objective of this study was to understand how women living with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutation adapt to this life transition and to identify the main adaptive tasks. A qualitative inquiry inspired by grounded theory revealed that participants cognitively appraised their test result in the same manner as women who have been diagnosed with breast… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/13548506.2013.779729

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