Uncertainty and anxiety during the diagnostic period for women with suspected breast cancer.

  title={Uncertainty and anxiety during the diagnostic period for women with suspected breast cancer.},
  author={Mei-Nan Liao and M. -F. Chen and Shin Cheh Chen and Ping-Ling Chen},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  volume={31 4},
A possible diagnosis of breast cancer imposes a huge psychological impact on most women, but few studies have addressed uncertainty and anxiety changes at different diagnostic stages in women with suspected breast cancer. Thus, this longitudinal study examined uncertainty and anxiety and predictive factors for uncertainty in women with suspected breast cancer. Data were collected on uncertainty (Uncertainty in Illness Scale) and anxiety (State Anxiety Inventory) from 127 women at 3 times: upon… CONTINUE READING
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