Predictors of distress in female breast cancer survivors: a systematic review

Predictors of distress in female breast cancer survivors: a systematic review 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 Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Springer Journals

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