Attention and symptom distress in women with and without breast cancer.

@article{Cimprich2001AttentionAS,
  title={Attention and symptom distress in women with and without breast cancer.},
  author={Bernadine Cimprich and David L. Ronis},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={86-94}
}
BACKGROUND The cognitive capacity to direct attention (CDA) is essential for self-care and independent functioning. Older women may be more vulnerable to fatigue-related losses in CDA following surgery for breast cancer. Normal functional variations in CDA associated with aging might affect attentional responses in older women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, and factors such as extent of surgery or symptom distress might influence CDA over time. OBJECTIVES To examine (a) differences in… CONTINUE READING

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