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International Journal of Family Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 390692, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/390692
Research Article

Developing a Self-Administered Questionnaire as a Guide to Consultations with Women Treated for Breast Cancer

1Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth,WA 6845, Australia
2School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
3School of Public Health, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
4Ability Plus Therapy, 233, Berrigan Drive, Jandakot, WA 6164, Australia
5School of Surgery M507 QEII Medical Centre, The University of Western Australia, 35, Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
6(Royal Perth Hospital), Level 2, MRF Building, GPO Box X 2213, Perth, WA 6847, Australia

Received 15 October 2010; Revised 4 February 2011; Accepted 22 February 2011

Academic Editor: Michael A. Weingarten

Copyright © 2011 Moyez Jiwa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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