The association between chronic disease burden and quality of life among breast cancer survivors in Missouri

@article{Deshpande2011TheAB,
  title={The association between chronic disease burden and quality of life among breast cancer survivors in Missouri},
  author={Anjali D. Deshpande and Julianne A. Sefko and Donna B. Jeffe and M Schootman},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2011},
  volume={129},
  pages={877-886}
}
Greater chronic disease burden may decrease quality of life (QOL) of breast cancer survivors. Our objective was to investigate the association between chronic disease burden and QOL in breast cancer survivors at 1 year post-diagnosis. We analyzed cross-sectional data collected 1 year post-diagnosis from a sample of female breast cancer survivors identified from the Missouri cancer registry. We used eight RAND-36 subscales to assess physical, emotional, and social functioning QOL domains. Using… CONTINUE READING