Self-esteem and well-being among women with breast cancer and women in an age-matched comparison group

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Abstract

Knowledge of the impact that breast cancer has on self-esteem and well- being has been limited, conceptually, by the failure to consider potentially positive outcomes after diagnosis and treatment and, methodologically, by an overall lack of focus on well-being. Sixty-four women with breast cancer and 64 age-matched women without cancer completed three measures of self-esteem and five measures of well-being. The results supported the theoretical notion that the potential impact of breast cancer on a woman's self-esteem and well- being can be positive as well as negative. The results also highlighted the importance of considering the full impact of cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-80
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume15
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

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  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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