Assessment of psychosocial factors and distress in women having adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer: the relationship among emotional distress and patient and treatment-related factors


ATEŞ Ö. , SOYLU C. , BABACAN T. , Sarici F., KERTMEN N. , Allen D., ...More

SPRINGERPLUS, vol.5, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s40064-016-2136-2
  • Title of Journal : SPRINGERPLUS

Abstract

Purpose: The aims of this study were to comprehensively describe the psychosocial and medical characteristics of women who initiated tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer and to compare levels of emotional distress according to their medical (tumor demographics, treatment type, treatment duration) and psychosocial (self-esteem, perceived social support, sociodemographic) characteristics.