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Sexual Adjustment and Body Image Scale (SABIS): A New Measure for Breast Cancer Patients
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2009
© 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
The Breast Journal
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 287–290, May/June 2009
How to Cite
Dalton, E. J., Rasmussen, V. N., Classen, C. C., Grumann, M., Palesh, O. G., Zarcone, J., Kraemer, H. C., Kirshner, J. J., Colman, L. K., Morrow, G. R. and Spiegel, D. (2009), Sexual Adjustment and Body Image Scale (SABIS): A New Measure for Breast Cancer Patients. The Breast Journal, 15: 287–290. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4741.2009.00718.x
This research was conducted in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine and was supported by grant CA61309 from the National Cancer Institute awarded to David Spiegel and by a grant from the Cummings Foundation awarded to Gary R. Morrow.
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2009
- body image;
- breast cancer;
- scale development;
- sexual adjustment
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a self-report measure of body image and sexual adjustment in breast cancer patients: the Sexual Adjustment and Body Image Scale (SABIS). Three hundred and fifty three women diagnosed with primary breast cancer that had completed initial surgical treatment completed the SABIS and five measures of psychological, psychosocial, and sexual functioning. Psychometric properties of the SABIS were examined and it was found to be a reliable and valid means of assessing body image and sexuality in breast cancer patients following surgery.