Breast and gynecological cancer patients ’ risk factors associated with biopsychosocial problem‐related distress

Abstract ObjectivesInequalities exist between breast and gynecological cancer patients’ experiences, leading to high levels of distress throughout the cancer journey. The present study aims to identify differences in source of biopsychosocial problem‐related distress between women diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancers. MethodsFrom 2009 to 2016 women with breast (n=2,111) and gynecological (n=641) cancers were screened using the core items of the instrument You, Your Family, and City of Hope are a Team. This is a touch screen‐based instrument that assess problem‐related distress due to physical, practical, functional, emotional, and other problems and identifies types of assistance requested. Data were analyzed using the linear regression model. ResultsA significant difference in overall biopsychosocial problems rated as high distress was found between breast (M=5.0) and gynecological (M=6.2) cancer patients (p
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