Impacts of the Mood State on the Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors

유방암 생존자의 기분상태가 삶의 질에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2014.06.02
  • Accepted : 2014.07.21
  • Published : 2014.07.28


The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of the mood state on the quality of life (QOL) of the female breast cancer survivor. The study was cross-sectional survey. This study was conducted from September 10th to September 20th, 2013. The subjects were 120 breast cancer survivors in Seoul city in Korea. The obtained data were analyzed by SPSS/WIN 21.0 program. The mean score of mood state was 39.20 and the mean score of the quality of life was 83.59. The levels of mood state and the quality of life were negatively correlated. The significant factors influencing quality of life were vigor and anger of the mood state, religion that explained 39.1% of the variance. The results suggests that appropriate support service should be provided to improve the quality of life after nurses evaluate breast cancer survivor's mood states and identify the symptoms of mood disturbances.


Mood State;Quality of Life;Breast Neoplasms;Survivors


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