Coping, psychosocial well-being and anxiety in cancer patients at follow-up visits
1994 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, Vol. 33, no 8, 887-894 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Coping, psychosocial well-being, situation-specific anxiety and cancer-related worry were assessed in 197 consecutive cancer patients attending follow-up visits. Participants completed questionnaire on three occasions: at the follow-up visit, some days later (n = 175) and three weeks later (n = 125). High levels of coping styles 'Anxious Preoccupation' and 'Helplessness/Hopelessness' were associated with low levels of psychosocial well-being, more situation-specific anxiety and more cancer-related worry. High levels of 'Fighting Spirit' and 'Fatalistic' were found to be associated with high psychosocial well-being and, for 'Fighting Spirit', also with less cancer-related worry. Patients with a 'dismal' prognosis were found to have higher levels of 'Helplessness/Hopelessness' than patients with a more 'favorable' prognosis. Clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1994. Vol. 33, no 8, 887-894 p.
structured psychatric intervention, quality-of-life, mental adjustment, breast-cancer, Hodgkins-disease, mac scale, questionnaire, depression, survivors, time
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-52771DOI: 10.3109/02841869409098451PubMedID: 7818920OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-52771DiVA: diva2:80681
Addresses: LAMPIC C, UPPSALA UNIV, CTR CARING SCI, GLUNTEN, S-75183 UPPSALA, SWEDEN. UPPSALA UNIV, DEPT CLIN PSYCHOL, UPPSALA, SWEDEN. UNIV UPPSALA HOSP, DEPT ONCOL, S-75185 UPPSALA, SWEDEN.2006-04-042006-04-042009-05-07Bibliographically approved