Distress and body image disturbances in women with breast cancer in the immediate postsurgical period: The influence of attachment insecurity.

Details

Serval ID
serval:BIB_CC19FE31DF3C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Distress and body image disturbances in women with breast cancer in the immediate postsurgical period: The influence of attachment insecurity.
Journal
Journal of health psychology
Author(s)
Favez N., Cairo Notari S., Charvoz L., Notari L., Ghisletta P., Panes Ruedin B., Delaloye J.F.
ISSN
1461-7277 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1359-1053
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
12
Pages
2994-3003
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The aim of this study was to assess, in the immediate postsurgical period, the influence of attachment avoidance and anxiety on distress and body image disturbances in women facing breast cancer. Seventy-five women participated in the study 3 weeks after surgery. Questionnaires were used to assess study variables. To predict distress and body image disturbances, we controlled for several variables known to influence adjustment to the stress of breast cancer. The results of hierarchical regression analyses show that attachment explains the outcomes above and beyond other influential variables. Insecurely attached women are especially vulnerable to the stress of the disease.

Keywords
Adult, Aged, Anxiety/epidemiology, Anxiety/psychology, Body Image/psychology, Breast Neoplasms/epidemiology, Breast Neoplasms/psychology, Breast Neoplasms/surgery, Comorbidity, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Object Attachment, Postoperative Complications/epidemiology, Postoperative Complications/psychology, Stress, Psychological/psychology, Surveys and Questionnaires, Switzerland/epidemiology, attachment, body image, breast cancer, distress, immediate postsurgical period
Pubmed
Web of science
Create date
20/01/2017 12:12
Last modification date
20/08/2019 16:46
Usage data