Correlates of dysfunctional career thoughts in breast cancer survivors from the Bahamas

Levette S. Dames, Elizabeth Ghekiere, Carlos P. Zalaquett, Jeffrey D. Kromrey, Cheryl R. Ellerbrock, Herbert Exum, Raheem J. Paxton

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Purpose: The purpose of this research was to examine the correlates of dysfunctional career thoughts (DCTs) in a sample of breast cancers survivors. Sample and design: A total of 195 breast cancer survivors from the Bahamas completed a cross-sectional survey. Methods: The Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI) and standard medical and demographic items were administered. Analysis of Variance and logistic regression models were used to examine associations. Findings: Total CTI scores differed by age group, marital status, surgical remedy, and employment prior to diagnosis. The odds of DCT were higher among younger (Odds Ratio [OR] = 4.4), married (OR = 2.4), who were unemployed prior to diagnosis (OR = 3.5). Conclusion: Dysfunctional career thoughts appear to be common in certain breast cancer survivors. Further research is needed to determine whether similar associations are observed in other samples. Implications for Providers: Providers should discuss DCTs after treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-675
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Bahamas
Survivors
Odds Ratio
Breast Neoplasms
Logistic Models
Equipment and Supplies
Marital Status
Research
Analysis of Variance
Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Dames, Levette S. ; Ghekiere, Elizabeth ; Zalaquett, Carlos P. ; Kromrey, Jeffrey D. ; Ellerbrock, Cheryl R. ; Exum, Herbert ; Paxton, Raheem J. / Correlates of dysfunctional career thoughts in breast cancer survivors from the Bahamas. In: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 2019 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 665-675.
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Correlates of dysfunctional career thoughts in breast cancer survivors from the Bahamas. / Dames, Levette S.; Ghekiere, Elizabeth; Zalaquett, Carlos P.; Kromrey, Jeffrey D.; Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Exum, Herbert; Paxton, Raheem J.

In: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, Vol. 37, No. 5, 01.01.2019, p. 665-675.

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