Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Long Term Satisfaction, Psychological, and Social Function

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161679
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Presentation
Title:
Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Long Term Satisfaction, Psychological, and Social Function
Abstract:
Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Long Term Satisfaction, Psychological, and Social Function
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Frost, Marlene
P.I. Institution Name:Mayo Clinic Woman’s Cancer Program
Contact Address:200 First Street SW, Charlton 6-215, Rochester, MN, 55306, USA
Contact Telephone:507.266.2577
Purpose To identify women's long-term satisfaction, psychological and social function following prophylactic mastectomy (PM). Conceptual Framework Lazarus and Folkman's conception of stress and coping. Sample A total 639 women with a family history of breast cancer who elected to have PM at our institution between 1960 and 1993. Methods We mailed questionnaires to all women known to be alive (n = 609) with 94% (n = 572) completing the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and linear models. Results A median of 14 years existed from PM to follow-up. The majority of women were satisfied (69%) with their PM. Fewer women were neutral (11%) or dissatisfied (19%). Examining psychological and social variables, the most striking change was that 74% of the women reported a diminished level of emotional concern about developing breast cancer. In contrast the majority of women reported favorable effects or no change on levels of self-esteem (82%), satisfaction with body appearance (64%), feelings of femininity(75%), sexual relationships (75%), level of stress (86%), and emotional stability (91%). Conclusions The majority of women are satisfied with PM and report favorable psychological and social outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Long Term Satisfaction, Psychological, and Social Functionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161679-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Long Term Satisfaction, Psychological, and Social Function</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Frost, Marlene</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mayo Clinic Woman&rsquo;s Cancer Program</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">200 First Street SW, Charlton 6-215, Rochester, MN, 55306, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">507.266.2577</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">frost.marlene@mayo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose To identify women's long-term satisfaction, psychological and social function following prophylactic mastectomy (PM). Conceptual Framework Lazarus and Folkman's conception of stress and coping. Sample A total 639 women with a family history of breast cancer who elected to have PM at our institution between 1960 and 1993. Methods We mailed questionnaires to all women known to be alive (n = 609) with 94% (n = 572) completing the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and linear models. Results A median of 14 years existed from PM to follow-up. The majority of women were satisfied (69%) with their PM. Fewer women were neutral (11%) or dissatisfied (19%). Examining psychological and social variables, the most striking change was that 74% of the women reported a diminished level of emotional concern about developing breast cancer. In contrast the majority of women reported favorable effects or no change on levels of self-esteem (82%), satisfaction with body appearance (64%), feelings of femininity(75%), sexual relationships (75%), level of stress (86%), and emotional stability (91%). Conclusions The majority of women are satisfied with PM and report favorable psychological and social outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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