Personality and fatigue in patients with benign or malignant breast disease

@article{Michielsen2007PersonalityAF,
  title={Personality and fatigue in patients with benign or malignant breast disease},
  author={Helen J. Michielsen and A. F. W. Steeg and Jan Anne Roukema and Jolanda M. de Vries},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={1067-1073}
}
Goals of workThe aim of the study was to examine the role of five general personality traits in fatigue in a group of patients with breast cancer (BC) and a group with benign breast problems (BBP).Materials and methodsOf the 304 participating women, 127 patients had BC and 177 BBP. A fatigue scale was completed before diagnosis and 1, 3, and 6 months after diagnosis (benign patients) or surgical treatment (BC patients). A personality questionnaire (NEO-FFI) and a depression scale (CES-D) were… CONTINUE READING
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