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dc.contributor.advisorOcchipinti, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorLegg, Melissa Ann
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:57:13Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:57:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/3672
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/367881
dc.description.abstractAs the prevalence of breast cancer in the community increases, increasing numbers of women will face the psychosocial burden of this disease and its treatment. Peer support has emerged internationally as a community-based model of psychosocial care and involves the mutual sharing of experiences about breast cancer amongst those affected with this disease. Despite the psychosocial benefits reported by women who engage in this behaviour, utilisation of peer support services is estimated to be low and factors that influence its use are unclear. However, qualitative evidence suggests users hold distinct perceptions about peer support based upon these interactions involving other women with breast cancer. Accordingly, the aim of the present thesis was to better understand peer support behaviour amongst women with breast cancer by exploring the determinants of peer support service use from a social cognitive perspective.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsBreast cancer treatment
dc.subject.keywordsSocial services for breast cancer patients
dc.subject.keywordsPeer support for breast cancer
dc.titleMoving On by Holding On: Perceptions of Collective Identity and Peer Support in Breast Cancer Management
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyGriffith Health
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorChambers, Suzanne
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1454294724503
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentSchool of Applied Psychology
gro.griffith.authorLegg, Melissa A.


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