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J Chronic Dis. 1987;40(7):729-35.

The prognostic significance of psychosocial factors in women with breast cancer.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
3597675
DOI:
10.1016/0021-9681(87)90110-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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