Emotional distress impacts fear of the future among breast cancer survivors not the reverse.

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INTRODUCTION Fear of the future is one of the most stressful aspects of having cancer. Research to date has conceptualized fear of the future as a precursor of distress or stress-response symptoms. Yet it is equally plausible that distress would predict increased fear of the future or that they would have a reciprocal influence on each other. The purpose of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11764-009-0082-5

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