Biomedical and psychosocial determinants of intrusive recollections in breast cancer survivors

Yutaka Matsuoka, Masatoshi Inagaki, Yuriko Sugawara, Shigeru Imoto, Tatsuo Akechi, Yosuke Uchitomi

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The authors' aim was to identify the determinants of intrusive recollections related to receiving a cancer diagnosis in women after cancer treatment. A consecutive series of breast cancer patients at 3-15 months after surgery, consisting of subjects with (N = 63) and without (N = 92) intrusive recollections was examined. Logistic regression analysis revealed that neuroticism, precancer intrusive recollections, and the number of cancer patients in relatives by marriage were final significant determinants, and receiving radiotherapy was an associated factor. These results suggest that biopsychosocial factors contribute to intrusive recollections and have clinical implications for the use of these characteristics in screening and early intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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