Psychosocial factors and survival after diagnosis of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Akechi2009PsychosocialFA,
  title={Psychosocial factors and survival after diagnosis of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Tatsuo Akechi and Hitoshi Okamura and Toru Okuyama and Toshiaki Furukawa and Yutaka Nishiwaki and Yosuke Uchitomi},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={23-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Although several previous studies have investigated the association between psychosocial factors and the survival of lung cancer patients, most previous studies were flawed by severe methodological limitations. The purpose of the present study was to use a rigorous study design to investigate the association between relevant psychosocial factors and survival after a diagnosis of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS The subjects were 122 consecutive newly diagnosed… CONTINUE READING

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