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Gibbons, A,Groarke, A
2016
September
Journal Of Health Psychology
Can risk and illness perceptions predict breast cancer worry in healthy women?
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breast cancer worry illness perceptions risk perceptions women's health worry COMMON-SENSE MODEL HEREDITARY CANCER SELF-EXAMINATION FAMILY-HISTORY DISTRESS ANXIETY SUSCEPTIBILITY INDIVIDUALS INFORMATION EXPERIENCES
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Predictors of breast cancer worry in healthy women remain unclear. Healthy women less than 50years (N=857) completed measures of family history, anxiety, absolute and comparative risk perceptions, illness perceptions, and breast cancer worry. Regression analyses revealed that having a family history of breast cancer, greater anxiety, higher absolute risk perceptions and negative illness perceptions predicted 45per cent of the variance in breast cancer worry. Risk perceptions also partially mediated the relationship between illness perceptions and worry. This study provides novel evidence that both illness and risk perceptions are predictors of breast cancer worry in younger women from the community.
10.1177/1359105315570984
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