Partner understanding of the breast and prostate cancer experience.

  title={Partner understanding of the breast and prostate cancer experience.},
  author={Linda E Carlson and Nicole D Ottenbreit and Melissa St Pierre and Barry D. Bultz},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  volume={24 3},
PURPOSE This exploratory study was designed to examine partners' understanding of patients' experience with prostate or breast cancer and to assess the congruence between patient and partner perceptions regarding social support and the cancer experience. METHODS Partner understanding of patient mood was assessed by comparing the Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire scores of patients with the POMS scores of their partners (who were instructed to complete the questionnaire as patient… CONTINUE READING