Presurgery distress and specific response expectancies predict postsurgery outcomes in surgery patients confronting breast cancer.

@article{Montgomery2004PresurgeryDA,
  title={Presurgery distress and specific response expectancies predict postsurgery outcomes in surgery patients confronting breast cancer.},
  author={Guy H. Montgomery and Dana Howard Bovbjerg},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={381-7}
}
Prior to scheduled surgery, patients frequently experience particularly high levels of distress and expect a variety of postsurgery symptoms. Surgery patients who confront breast cancer are no exception. It has been suggested that such presurgery distress and response expectancies are predictive of postsurgery outcomes. To test the contribution of presurgery distress and expectancies to common postsurgery symptom outcomes (pain, nausea, fatigue, and discomfort), 63 female patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING

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