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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Louisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorScuffham, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Sandien_US
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Bethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:18:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:18:29Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-24T05:17:03Z
dc.identifier.issn10579249en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.1182en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17045
dc.description.abstractThe economic impact on individuals with breast cancer is not well understood. We sought to identify and describe the direct and indirect economic losses to breast cancer survivors in Australia. A longitudinal, population-based study of 287 women was used to explore economic outcomes (costs and lost income) for women with breast cancer 0-18 months post-diagnosis. Survey methods collected data on out-of-pocket costs, care-giving support, paid and unpaid work reductions, and perceptions from participants on these financial impacts. Bootstrapping was used to estimate 95% confidence intervals around means. Data were sub-grouped by cost type, age category and disease severity. Lost income, health service expenditures and lost unpaid work were the greatest sources of economic burden. Women with positive lymph nodes reported significantly higher costs than those with negative lymph nodes (US$6674 versus US$3533, p<0.001), and younger women (50 years) with positive lymph nodes experienced costs 80% greater than older women (US$8880 versus US$4937, p<0.001). Economic costs related to breast cancer may continue to affect women 18 months post-diagnosis. Economic research adds an important dimension for understanding the impact of breast cancer, and findings may be used to help improve supportive care services for women and families confronted by this disease. Copyright 頲007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/5807/homeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1130en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1139en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue12en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsycho-Oncologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode329999en_US
dc.titleExploring the economic impact of breast cancers during the 18 months following diagnosisen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicineen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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