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The Psychosocial Impact of Primary Lymphoedema.

Mason, Victoria and Upton, Dominic and White, Richard (2008) The Psychosocial Impact of Primary Lymphoedema. Journal of Lymphoedema, 3 (2). pp. 50-56. ISSN 1750-7235

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This article reviews the literature on the psychosocial impact of non-cancer related lymphoedema. Relevant articles were obtained through database searches, although only a limited number of articles investigated psychological or social factors. Overall, the following psychological factors appeared to be relevant for patients with lymphoedema: body image, mobility, relationship problems, anger, anxiety and depression, although the prevalence and extent of problems pertaining to these factors is not known. Psychosocial factors appear to be under-represented in research to date, suggesting that this needs to be the focus of further work to ensure that these key issues are addressed appropriately in practice.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: psychosocial impact, primary lymphoedema, psychosocial factors
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Laura Scurlock-Evans
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 11:47
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 13:06

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