Volume 26, Issue 2
Beyond Breast Cancer In Later Life: Subjective Well-Being In Older Women With Breast Cancer In Remission
Objectives: To analyze significant differences among two groups of older women with and without breast cancer, regarding subjective well-being (SWB), to assess the association of SWB with breast cancer, and to examine the association of the affective with the cognitive dimension of SWB in both groups. Methods: We recruited 387 older women (M = 85.27, SD = 6.59, range 75-100). Measures included demographics, the Satisfaction with Life Scale and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule. Results: Women with breast cancer in remission presented a significantly higher SWB score. Cognitive and affective dimensions of SWB were correlated to breast cancer, and were strongly associated in both groups. Conclusions: Clinical and program development may benefit from addressing SWB of older cancer survivors.
older women, breast cancer in remission, subjective well-being, aging well