Eur J Oncol Nurs 2021 Aug 28;54:102024. Epub 2021 Aug 28.
The University of Sydney, Faculty of Science, School of Psychology, NSW, Australia; Centre for Medical Psychology & Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED), School of Psychology, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia; Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG), School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:
Purpose: The information women receive about the type and timing of breast reconstruction (BR) from healthcare providers is crucial to help them make an informed decision, and this is particularly important in complex cases and/or high-risk cases. This study sought to provide qualitative insights into Australian women's BR decision-making experiences.
Method: Twenty-nine women who had received a mastectomy and made decisions about BR, including the type (expander, implant and/or autologous) and timing (immediate, delayed or immediate-delayed), participated in semi-structured telephone interviews. Read More