The protective effect of a satisfying romantic relationship on women's body image after breast cancer: a longitudinal study.

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serval:BIB_B874A9C4D551
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
The protective effect of a satisfying romantic relationship on women's body image after breast cancer: a longitudinal study.
Journal
Psycho-oncology
Author(s)
Cairo Notari S., Notari L., Favez N., Delaloye J.F., Ghisletta P.
ISSN
1099-1611 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1057-9249
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
26
Number
6
Pages
836-842
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To examine the protective role of relationship satisfaction on body image in women with breast cancer throughout the first year post-surgery.
Seventy-four Swiss patients engaged in a relationship filled out a questionnaire assessing body image disturbance 2 weeks, 3 months, and 1 year after surgery. A univariate latent change score model was used to analyze the evolution of body image disturbance and the contribution of relationship satisfaction to body image disturbance.
Women who were satisfied with their relationship reported less body image disturbance than did dissatisfied women at 2 weeks post-surgery. Being married was also associated with less body image disturbance at that time. The protective effect of these relational variables was still observable 1 year later. Changes in body image disturbance over time were explained by the negative impacts of mastectomy and chemotherapy.
How women perceive the impact of breast cancer treatment on their body may be partly determined by the quality of the relational context in which they live.

Keywords
Adult, Aged, Body Image/psychology, Breast Neoplasms/surgery, Female, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Longitudinal Studies, Middle Aged, Personal Satisfaction, Protective Factors, Surveys and Questionnaires, Switzerland, body image, breast cancer, longitudinal trajectories, marital status, oncology, relationship satisfaction
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Web of science
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