Social support, self-rated health, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identity disclosure to cancer care providers.

  title={Social support, self-rated health, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identity disclosure to cancer care providers.},
  author={Charles S Kamen and M. Smith-Stoner and C. Heckler and M. Flannery and L. Margolies},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={42 1},
  • Charles S Kamen, M. Smith-Stoner, +2 authors L. Margolies
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Oncology nursing forum
  • PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe factors related to diagnosis, identity disclosure, and social support among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients with cancer, and to explore associations between these factors and self-rated health. DESIGN Cross-sectional self-report survey design using descriptive and exploratory multivariate statistical approaches. SETTING Online, Internet-based. SAMPLE 291 LGBT patients (89% Caucasian; 50% gay, 36% lesbian, 7% bisexual, 3% transgender… CONTINUE READING
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