Anxiety and directed attention in women awaiting breast cancer surgery.

  title={Anxiety and directed attention in women awaiting breast cancer surgery.},
  author={Rauno Lehto and Bernadine Cimprich},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={26 4},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between anxiety and directed attention (the ability to focus and concentrate) in women awaiting breast cancer surgery and the potential influence of age and extent of anticipated surgery (breast conservation versus mastectomy) on attentional functioning and anxiety. DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional. SAMPLE AND SETTING Convenience sample of 45 women newly diagnosed with localized breast cancer at a Midwestern university medical center… CONTINUE READING

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