Psychological functioning of daughters of breast cancer patients. Part I: Daughters and comparison subjects.

@article{Wellisch1991PsychologicalFO,
  title={Psychological functioning of daughters of breast cancer patients. Part I: Daughters and comparison subjects.},
  author={David K. Wellisch and Ellen R. Gritz and Wendy S Schain and Hung Jen Wang and John Finn Siau},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={324-36}
}
Sixty daughters of mothers with breast cancer were matched for age, educational level, and race with 60 comparison subjects without a maternal history of breast cancer to assess the impact on psychological adjustment, coping, body image, sexual functioning, and health knowledge and practices of having had a mother with breast cancer. Daughters of breast cancer patients showed significantly less frequent sexual intercourse, lower sexual satisfaction, and greater feelings of vulnerability to… CONTINUE READING

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