alexa The prognostic significance of psychosocial factors in women with breast cancer.
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Chemotherapy: Open Access

Author(s): Hislop TG, Waxler NE, Coldman AJ, Elwood JM, Kan L

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One hundred and thirty three recently diagnosed breast cancer patients completed a self-administered questionnaire which measured 16 psychosocial variables. After 4 years, three variables (expressive activities at home, extroversion, low anger) were significant prognostic factors for overall survival independent of clinical and other psychosocial factors; likewise three variables (expressive activities at home, expressive activities away from home, low cognitive disturbance) were significant independent prognostic factors for disease-free survival. These findings support the prognostic importance of the social emotional network.

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This article was published in J Chronic Dis. and referenced in Chemotherapy: Open Access

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