Age and extent of surgery affect attention in women treated for breast cancer.

@article{Cimprich1998AgeAE,
  title={Age and extent of surgery affect attention in women treated for breast cancer.},
  author={Bernadine Cimprich},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={229-38}
}
Women treated for breast cancer have shown attentional fatigue manifested as a decreased capacity to concentrate or direct attention in daily life activities. This study was conducted to determine if age and extent of surgery increase the risk of early development of attentional fatigue in 74 women newly diagnosed with Stage I or II breast cancer. Measures of capacity to direct attention (CDA) were obtained at two time points, about 12 days before, and 15 days after, breast-conserving surgery… CONTINUE READING

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