Health Related Quality of Life and Care Satisfaction Outcomes: Informing Psychosocial Oncology Care among Latina and African ‐American Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Abstract ObjectiveWhen breast cancer occurs in young women, the medical, physical, psychosocial, and overall impacts can be more severe warranting targeted medical and psychosocial oncology care. Yet, despite their risk for poorer survival and survivorship outcomes, little research has focused on this group with critical gaps concerning ethnic minorities who are particularly medically vulnerable. Therefore, this preliminary study examined demographic characteristics and patient centered outcomes i.e., health related quality of life, quality care satisfaction to inform targeted psychosocial oncology care among African‐American and Latinas young breast cancer survivors (YBCS). Methods116 African‐American and Latina YBCS aged ≥21‐50 years were recruited from cancer registries and community agencies. Based on prior research and the literature, Latinas were categorized into English language proficient (ELP) and Spanish language proficient (SLP) based on their choice of language to conduct the study including completion of the measures. ResultsSLP Latinas reported lower educational attainment and income (p
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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