Relationship Between Sexual Orientation and Quality of Life in Female Breast Cancer Survivors Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/defaults/tq57nr890

This is the publisher’s final pdf. The published article is copyrighted by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. and can be found at:  http://www.liebertpub.com/JWH.

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Background: Some groups of breast cancer survivors bear a greater burden of diminished quality of life than others. Self-identified lesbians, or women who partner with other women in romantic and spousal relationships, are one group of women that has been hypothesized to experience and report poorer quality of life compared with heterosexual breast cancer survivors. Methods: A convenience sample of 204 breast cancer survivors (143 heterosexual and 61 self-identified lesbians) participated in this cross-sectional, online study by completing electronic surveys regarding their quality of life. Results: Multivariate linear regression indicated that quality of life was not related to sexual orientation (β = 0.13, p = 0.30). Quality of life scores were similar between heterosexual and self-identified lesbian breast cancer survivors. Conclusion: Quality of life scores were similar between heterosexual and lesbian breast cancer survivors. Future survivorship research should include population-based sampling of lesbian breast cancer survivors for testing quality of life and reducing the healthy volunteer effect, and population-based methodologies should be made available to enhance researcher ability to study this rare population.
Resource Type
DOI
Date Available
Date Issued
Citation
  • Jabson, J. M., Donatelle, R. J., & Bowen, D. J. (2011). Relationship between sexual orientation and quality of life in female breast cancer survivors. Journal of Women's Health (2002), 20(12), 1819-1824. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2011.2921
Academic Affiliation
Series
Keyword
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Deborah Campbell (deborah.campbell@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-02-06T23:31:54Z No. of bitstreams: 1 DonatelleRebeccaJPublicHealthRelationshipBetweenSexual.pdf: 127166 bytes, checksum: 23b235abf32bdf9c7b519e506f6a92fc (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2013-02-06T23:32:55Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 DonatelleRebeccaJPublicHealthRelationshipBetweenSexual.pdf: 127166 bytes, checksum: 23b235abf32bdf9c7b519e506f6a92fc (MD5) Previous issue date: 2011-12
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Deborah Campbell(deborah.campbell@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-02-06T23:32:55Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 DonatelleRebeccaJPublicHealthRelationshipBetweenSexual.pdf: 127166 bytes, checksum: 23b235abf32bdf9c7b519e506f6a92fc (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items