Social Support and Anxiety in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer: A Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment ... for the Degree of Master of Science, Medical-Surgical Nursing ...
A woman's reaction to the diagnosis of breast cancer involves fear and anxiety. This study used a descriptive cross-sectional design to explore the relationship perceived social support and anxiety in women with newly diagnosed breased cancer prior to their surgery. Differences in stages of life, such as age and married status, and their relationships to levels of social support and anxiety, were also examined.
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