Emotional self-efficacy, stressful life events, and satisfaction with social support in relation to mood disturbance among women living with breast cancer in rural communities

O G Palesh, T Shaffer, J Larson, S Edsall, X H Chen, C Koopman, J M Turner-Cobb, M A Kreshka, K Graddy, R Parsons

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Abstract

This study evaluated the relationships of emotional self-efficacy, stressful life events, and social support with mood disturbance among women diagnosed with breast cancer who live in rural communities. Eighty-two women completed measures of demographic characteristics, medical status, and psychosocial variables. Using multiple regression analysis, we found that greater mood disturbance was related to having less emotional self-efficacy (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalBreast Journal
Volume12 Mar-Apr
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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