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Sleep difficulty mediates effects of vasomotor symptoms on mood in younger breast cancer survivors.

Authors
  • Vincent, A J
  • Ranasinha, S
  • Sayakhot, P
  • Mansfield, D
  • Teede, H J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Climacteric
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
17
Issue
5
Pages
598–604
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/13697137.2014.900745
PMID: 24673553
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

VMS, sleep and mood disturbance are commonly experienced by younger women with breast cancer. Using SEMod, we demonstrate for the first time that VMS may directly influence sleep in these women. VMS may have an indirect effect on mood, partly mediated by sleep difficulty.

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