The role of disclosure patterns and unsupportive social interactions in the well-being of breast cancer patients.

@article{Figueiredo2004TheRO,
  title={The role of disclosure patterns and unsupportive social interactions in the well-being of breast cancer patients.},
  author={Melissa I Figueiredo and Elizabeth A. Fries and Kathleen M Ingram},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={96-105}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the nature and potential effects of disclosure patterns and unsupportive social interactions in breast cancer patients. Disclosure, the thoughts and feelings people communicate to others, and unsupportive social interactions, the upsetting or unsupportive responses people receive from others, have been infrequently studied in breast cancer patients. Sixty-six early stage breast cancer patients diagnosed less than one year completed a written… CONTINUE READING
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