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Cross-sectional study
Addressing anxiety and insecure attachment in close relationships could improve quality of life for gynaecological cancer survivors
  1. Michael Andrykowski
  1. Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Michael Andrykowski, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536 0086, USA; mandry{at}uky.edu

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Commentary on: Hsieh CC, Chen CA, Hsiao FH, et al. The correlations of sexual activity, sleep problems, emotional distress, attachment styles with quality of life: comparison between gynaecological cancer survivors and noncancer women. J Clin Nurs 2014;23:985–94.

Implications for practice and research

  • Quality of life (QOL) in long-term survivors of gynaecological cancer is similar to that of women without a cancer history.

  • Demographical and clinical variables do not predict QOL in gynaecological cancer survivors. Physical and mental QOL in gynaecological cancer survivors is most strongly related to psychosocial factors, such as insecure attachment style and current state of anxiety.

  • Further research is needed on how attachment style may affect coping with cancer and ultimately, QOL.

Context

There is considerable research identifying likely QOL deficits in cancer survivors and risk factors for QOL deficits. This study by Hsieh and colleagues addresses …

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