Perceptions of postmastectomy patients. Part I. The relationships between social support and network providers.

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With the increased incidence of breast cancer in the United States, emotional adjustment of postmastectomy patients is a growing concern. This study was designed to examine demographic and social network variables that relate to social support. Breast cancer patients (N = 613) who had a mastectomy within the past 24 months (means = 12 months) responded to… (More)

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@article{Feather1989PerceptionsOP, title={Perceptions of postmastectomy patients. Part I. The relationships between social support and network providers.}, author={B L Feather and J M Wainstock}, journal={Cancer nursing}, year={1989}, volume={12 5}, pages={293-300} }