Attachment style, relationship and sexual satisfaction: comparing breast cancer patients and healthy women.

Conclusion: Our results indicate that the attachment pattern of women diagnosed with cancer can play a role in their relationships and sexual satisfaction, along with their subjective health status. Monitoring and supporting physical, mental and relational characteristics may contribute to the attainment of better quality of life. Orv Hetil. 2020; 161(13): 510-518. PMID: 32202150 [PubMed - in process]
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