Objectives: To examine the prevalence of self-reported functional limitations in a breast cancer population, identify whether these reported limitations are attributed to breast cancer versus other coexisting illnesses, and examine how this attribution changes over time from early in treatment to 9 months later.
Design: Longitudinal, observational study.
Setting: Community dwelling adults in Detroit metropolitan area. Participants: 2033 participants (1011 breast cancer patients, 1022 controls) aged 40–84 years.
Measurements: Participants were asked about each of 23...