Cancer-related intrusive thoughts predict behavioral symptoms following breast cancer treatment.

@article{Dupont2014CancerrelatedIT,
  title={Cancer-related intrusive thoughts predict behavioral symptoms following breast cancer treatment.},
  author={Alexandra Dupont and Julienne E. Bower and Annette L. Stanton and Patricia A. Ganz},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={155-63}
}
OBJECTIVE Behavioral symptoms are common in breast cancer survivors, including disturbances in energy, sleep, and mood, though few risk factors for these negative outcomes have been identified. Our study examined intrusive thoughts as a predictor of lingering symptoms in breast cancer survivors in the year following treatment. METHOD Data come from the Moving Beyond Cancer psychoeducational intervention trial, aimed at easing the transition from patient to survivor. Women (n = 558) completed… CONTINUE READING

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