Beliefs About Medication and Uptake of Preventive Therapy in Women at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer: Results From a Multicenter Prospective Study

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Abstract

Preventive therapies, such as tamoxifen, are a risk reduction option for women at increased risk of breast cancer. Little is known about the psychological factors influencing the decision to use chemoprevention. Using latent profile analysis, women who reported a low need for preventive therapy and strong medication concerns were less likely to initiate tamoxifen treatment. Medication beliefs are targets for supporting informed decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e116-e126
JournalClinical breast cancer
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • BMQ
  • Breast cancer prevention
  • Chemoprevention
  • Decision-making
  • Medication beliefs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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