Mason, Victoria L 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|
|Deposited By:||Laura Scurlock-Evans|
|Deposited On:||15 Sep 2010 12:47|
|Last Modified:||20 Jun 2013 06:01|
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