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    Perceived cognitive functioning and its influence on emotional vulnerability in breast cancer

    Chapman, Bethany and Helmarth, S. and Derakhshan, Nazanin (2019) Perceived cognitive functioning and its influence on emotional vulnerability in breast cancer. Health Psychology Open 6 (2), ISSN 2055-1029.

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    Abstract

    We investigated the relationship between perceived cognitive function and emotional vulnerability of breast cancer survivors while examining the moderating effect of various risk factors. Results confirmed that perceived cognitive function predicted emotional vulnerability with grade of breast cancer moderating this relationship. Age at diagnosis exhibited a trend towards significance for emotional vulnerability, and time since diagnosis as well as grade significantly predicted quality of life. Our findings imply that (younger) women with a higher breast cancer grade are at a greater risk for emotional and cognitive vulnerability and can benefit from interventions designed to reduce emotional vulnerability through training cognitive efficiency.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Building Resilience in Breast Cancer
    Depositing User: Naz Derakhshan
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2021 06:48
    Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 07:37
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42585

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