Quality of life after postmastectomy breast reconstruction.

  title={Quality of life after postmastectomy breast reconstruction.},
  author={Mary Jo Nissen and Karen K Swenson and Elizabeth A. Kind},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={29 3},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore women's expectations about postmastectomy reconstruction and factors affecting their quality of life after reconstruction. DESIGN Qualitative focus group study. SETTING Integrated healthcare system in a midwestern suburban community. SAMPLE 17 women who had undergone mastectomies with immediate reconstruction between 1.4 and 5 years previously and had participated in a study of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. METHODS An experienced focus group… CONTINUE READING

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