Quality of Life and its Relation to Cancer-Related Stress in Women of Families with Hereditary Cancer without Demonstrated Mutation

@article{Geirdal2005QualityOL,
  title={Quality of Life and its Relation to Cancer-Related Stress in Women of Families with Hereditary Cancer without Demonstrated Mutation},
  author={Amy {\O}stertun Geirdal and Lovise Olaug M{\ae}hle and Ketil Heimdal and Astrid Tenden Stormorken and P{\aa}l M{\o}ller and Alv Andreas Dahl},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={461-470}
}
Background: Although quality of life (QoL) and mental distress in women belonging to familial cancer families have been studied, little is known on these matters in women with absence of demonstrated mutations. The aim of this study was to examine QoL and cancer-related distress in such women. Methods: About 330 women at risk for familial cancers in the absence of demonstrated mutations were invited to the study. About 239 women (72%) (risk group) completed the Short Form 12 (SF-12) and the… CONTINUE READING
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