Personality factors and breast cancer development: a prospective longitudinal study.

@article{Bleiker1996PersonalityFA,
  title={Personality factors and breast cancer development: a prospective longitudinal study.},
  author={Eveline M. A. Bleiker and Henk M van der Ploeg and Jan H. C. L. Hendriks and Herman J. Ad{\`e}r},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={1996},
  volume={88 20},
  pages={
          1478-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND It has been estimated that approximately 25% of all breast cancers in women can be explained by currently recognized somatic (i.e., hereditary and physiologic) risk factors. It has also been hypothesized that psychological factors may play a role in the development of breast cancer. PURPOSE We investigated the extent to which personality factors, in addition to somatic risk factors, may be associated with the development of primary breast cancer. METHODS We employed a prospective… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 30 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 49 REFERENCES

Posi ­ tively and negatively worded items in a self - reported measure of dispositional optimism

  • J Mook, WC Kleijn, HM vanderPloeg
  • Psychol Rep
  • 1992

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…