1) Physical Symptom Burden and Its Association With Distress, Anxiety, and Depression in Breast Cancer Physical Symptom Burden and Its Association With Distress, Anxiety, and Depression in Breast Cancer.
In a paper published on Psychosomatics, Holland and colleagues explore the association between physical symptoms with distress, anxiety and depression in breast cancer women. They report that physical symptoms co-occur with depression most commonly and to a lesser extent anxiety and distress in women with breast cancer. In multivariate analyses, a higher total number of problems was associated with younger age and more depressive symptoms.
2) Prevalence of physical problems detected by the distress thermometer and problem list in patients with breast cancer.
Holland and colleagues investigate the relationship between breast cancer women's perceptions of physical symptoms and patient demographic and breast cancer characteristics. The paper published on Psycho-oncology reports that heavy physical symptom burden with multiple physical problems are related to overall functioning. Author suggest to pay attention to the physical symptom burden of younger, nonwhite, unmarried, and unemployed patients.