Quality of Life in Breast Cancer. Part II: Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being

Cancer Nurs. 1998 Feb;21(1):1-9. doi: 10.1097/00002820-199802000-00001.


With an increasing number of women surviving breast cancer beyond treatment, the focus of care has shifted from the acute treatment-related side effects to long-term effects associated with changes in quality of life (QOL). Part I of this article described the impact of breast cancer on the domains of physical and social well-being of 21 long-term survivors of breast cancer through qualitative analysis. Part II explores the impact of breast cancer on the domains of psychological and spiritual well-being.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Breast Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Quality of Life*
  • Religion and Psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Survivors / psychology*