Quality of life among long-term survivors of breast cancer: Different types of antecedents predict different classes of outcomes.

@article{Carver2006QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life among long-term survivors of breast cancer: Different types of antecedents predict different classes of outcomes.},
  author={Charles S Carver and Roselyn G. Smith and Vida M. Petronis and Michael H. Antoni},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={749-58}
}
Quality of life (QOL) has many aspects, both in the short-term and in the long-term. Different aspects of QOL may have different types of precursors: demographic, medical, and psychosocial. We examined this possibility in a group of long-term breast cancer survivors. Early-stage breast cancer patients (N = 163) who had provided information about medical, demographic, and psychosocial variables during the year after surgery completed a multidimensional measure of QOL 5-13 years later. Initial… CONTINUE READING

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