Diagnostic criteria for psychosomatic research and psychosocial variables in breast cancer patients.

@article{Grassi2004DiagnosticCF,
  title={Diagnostic criteria for psychosomatic research and psychosocial variables in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Luigi Grassi and Elena Rossi and Silvana Sabato and Giorgio Cruciani and Maurizio Zambelli},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={483-91}
}
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship of the Diagnostic Criteria for Psychosomatic Research (DCPR) with psychosocial variables and quality of life among cancer patients. Of 105 women with breast cancer who participated in the study, 40 (38.1%) had symptoms meeting the criteria for at least one DCPR syndrome, and 30 (28.6%) had more than one DCPR syndrome. Health anxiety, demoralization, and alexithymia were the most frequent DCPR syndromes. Patients who were diagnosed with DCPR… CONTINUE READING

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