Cite this article:
Mahant (2014). Cognitive Deficit In Breast Cancer Survivors: A Review Of Research Literature. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: Science), 19(1), pp.30-39.
of Ravishankar University, Part-A,19-20,
pp.30-39, 2014-15 ISSN 0970 5910
Cognitive Deficit In
Breast Cancer Survivors: A Review Of Research Literature
Supriya Mahant , School of Studies in Psychology,
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.
[Received: 10 December 2014; Accepted: 30
Abstract: Breast cancer patients usually report problems in their cognitive
abilities which can adversely affect many aspects of their lives. The aim of
this paper is to review scientific research literature published over the last
ten years on cognitive deficits in breast cancer survivors. Some reviews,
articles, surveys, experimental, prospective, correlational and case studies
were searched from PubMed database. Thirty frequently cited studies concerning
cognitive deficits in breast cancer patients were selected for the present
review. The noteworthy cognitive domains which found impaired among breast
cancer patients were memory, attention, language, concentration, psychomotor function,
speed of information processing and executive functions. The study of
neuropsychological assessments and intervention among breast cancer survivors
Breast cancer, cognitive deficits,
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