Quality of life and pain in patients with recurrent breast and gynecologic cancer

Teresa A. Rummans, Marlene Frost, Vera J. Suman, Michelle Taylor, Paul Novotny, Tim Gendron, Ruth Johnson, Lynn Hartmann, Ann Marie Dose, Roger W. Evans

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Pain is a central factor affecting quality of life for the cancer patient. This descriptive study was designed to explore the relationship between pain and several factors affecting quality of life. The factors explored included physical and social functioning, emotional health, and spiritual commitment in women with recurrent breast or gynecologic cancer. Pain frequency, amount, and interference with activities were found to correlate more strongly with objective measures of quality of life (i.e., physical and social functioning) than subjective measures (i.e., psychological or spiritual dimensions).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-445
Number of pages9
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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