A longitudinal study of psychosocial distress in breast cancer: prevalence and risk factors.

@article{Andreu2012ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of psychosocial distress in breast cancer: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Yolanda Andreu and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Gald{\'o}n and Estrella Dur{\'a} and P. A. Mart{\'i}nez and Sandra P{\'e}rez and Sergio Murgui},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={72-87}
}
This longitudinal study was conducted among 102 women with non-metastasic breast cancer to identify the time evolution and prevalence of distress at specific times through diagnosis and treatment of disease: preliminary diagnosis, surgery, definitive diagnosis and chemotherapy. Additionally, the study aimed to examine the role of demographic, medical and psychosocial factors on distress. The results indicated that prevalence of distress was higher at initial diagnosis (25%) than the following… CONTINUE READING