Cancer or No Cancer: The Influence of Trait Anxiety and Diagnosis on Quality of Life With Breast Cancer and Benign Disease: A Prospective, Longitudinal Study

@article{KeyzerDekker2013CancerON,
  title={Cancer or No Cancer: The Influence of Trait Anxiety and Diagnosis on Quality of Life With Breast Cancer and Benign Disease: A Prospective, Longitudinal Study},
  author={Claudia M. G. Keyzer-Dekker and Jolanda de Vries and Marlies C. Mertens and Jan Anne Roukema and Alida F. W. van der Steeg},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={2140-2147}
}
High trait anxiety (HTA) causes an impaired quality of life (QOL) and fatigue in women with breast cancer (BC) and benign breast disease (BBD). We examined whether the lowered QOL was determined solely by the personality characteristic HTA or by the combination of personality and diagnosis. In a prospective longitudinal study, women with BC (n = 152), BBD (n = 205), or gallstone disease (GD) before laparoscopic cholecystectomy (n = 128) were included. Questionnaires concerning trait anxiety… CONTINUE READING