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Correlates of Mood Disturbance in Women with Breast Cancer: Patterns Over Time

AIM: This study examined factors associated with mood disturbance prior to, during and after adjuvant therapy. BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Mood disturbance affects between 20% and 30% of women with breast cancer and is associated with other debilitating symptoms. However, factors associated with mood disturbance across the breast cancer diagnosis-treatment trajectory are not clearly understood. METHOD: A stress-coping framework guided this longitudinal study.

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