The interaction of social network size and stressful life events predict delayed-type hypersensitivity among women with metastatic breast cancer

Julie M Turner-Cobb, Cheryl Koopman, Joshua D Rabinowitz, Abba I Terr, Sandra E Sephton, David Spiegel

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Abstract

This study examined relationships between social support, stressful life events and antigen-specific cell-mediated immunity. Participants were 72 women with documented metastatic breast carcinoma, who completed self-report measures of social support and life stress. Immune response was assessed using the delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) skin test. Number of positive antigens was significantly related to the interaction of social network size and stressful life events (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Psychophysiology
Volume54
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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