Psychosocial factors related to non-persistence with adjuvant endocrine therapy among women with breast cancer: the Breast Cancer Quality of Care Study (BQUAL)

@article{Hershman2016PsychosocialFR,
  title={Psychosocial factors related to non-persistence with adjuvant endocrine therapy among women with breast cancer: the Breast Cancer Quality of Care Study (BQUAL)},
  author={Dawn L. Hershman and Lawrence H. Kushi and Grace Clarke Hillyer and Ellie J. Coromilas and Donna L. Buono and Lois E. Lamerato and Dana Howard Bovbjerg and Jeanne S Mandelblatt and W Y Tsai and Xiaobo Zhong and Judith S. Jacobson and J. D. Wright and Alfred I. Neugut},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2016},
  volume={157},
  pages={133-143}
}
Non-adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (ET) for breast cancer (BC) is common. Our goal was to determine the associations between psychosocial factors and ET non-persistence. We recruited women with BC receiving care in an integrated healthcare system between 2006 and 2010. Using a subset of patients treated with ET, we investigated factors related to ET non-persistence (discontinuation) based on pharmacy records (≥90 days gap). Serial interviews were conducted at baseline and every 6… CONTINUE READING
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