Perceived influence of psychological consultation on psychological well-being, body image and intimacy following bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: A qualitative analysis.
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OBJECTIVE: This study explored whether psychological consultation offered to women prior to bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) appeared to provide psychosocial benefit to younger women (<35 years) at high risk of developing breast cancer due to a mutation or family history. METHODS: Qualitative interviews guided by interpretative phenomenological analysis were conducted retrospectively with twenty-six women who had undergone BPM. Participants were recruited from New Zealand and Australia, via a genetics clinic, registry, research cohort, and online. RESULTS: Three themes were identified: psychological well-being and adjustment, satisfaction with intimacy, and body image. Participants that had seen a psychologist reported being more prepared for BPM and appeared to adjust positively post-surgery. They appeared to have improved psychological well-being, reported satisfaction with intimacy and a more positive body image, compared to those who had no support. CONCLUSIONS: Women who undergo psychological consultation prior to BPM appear to adjust positively after surgery. Implications for practice include standard psychological consultation for younger women (>35 years) considering BPM.
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