Breast Cancer Res Treat (2017) 165:229–245 DOI 10.1007/s10549-017-4290-9 REVIEW Predictors of distress in female breast cancer survivors: a systematic review 1,2 1,3 1,2 2,4 • • • • Ania Syrowatka Aude Motulsky Siyana Kurteva James A. Hanley 5,6 1,7,8 1,2,9 • • William G. Dixon Ari N. Meguerditchian Robyn Tamblyn Received: 10 January 2017 / Accepted: 10 May 2017 / Published online: 28 May 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Results Forty-two studies met the target criteria and were Purpose Unmanaged distress has been shown to adversely included in the review. Breast cancer and treatment-related affect survival and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. predictors were more advanced cancer at diagnosis, treat- Fortunately, distress can be managed and even prevented ment with chemotherapy, longer primary treatment dura- with appropriate evidence-based interventions. Therefore, tion, more recent transition into survivorship, and breast the objective of this systematic review was to synthesize cancer recurrence. Manageable treatment-related symp- the published literature around predictors of distress in toms associated with distress included menopausal/vaso- female breast cancer survivors to help guide targeted motor symptoms, pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. intervention to prevent distress. Sociodemographic characteristics that increased the
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Published: May 28, 2017
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