Life events prior to manifestation of breast cancer: a limited prospective study covering eight years before diagnosis.

@article{Geyer1991LifeEP,
  title={Life events prior to manifestation of breast cancer: a limited prospective study covering eight years before diagnosis.},
  author={S W Geyer},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1991},
  volume={35 2-3},
  pages={355-63}
}
  • S W Geyer
  • Published 1991 in Journal of psychosomatic research
The role of life events in breast cancer was conceptualized within two models differing by vulnerability factors, 'social support' and 'early loss of mother'. The eight years prior to manifestation of the lump were covered by semi-structured interviews. Event ratings were performed according to Brown and Harris' Life Events and Difficulties Scale, an interviewer-based rating method. Data were collected within a so-called limited prospective design. This setting was subject to critical… CONTINUE READING

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