Published in Cancer Weekly, September 13th, 2005
In a recent study, researchers in the Netherlands conducted a study "to investigate the influence of psychosocial factors on the course of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN). A group of 93 patients with CIN 1 or 2 was followed for 2.25 years by half-yearly colposcopy and cytology."
"Negatively-rated life events, social support, and coping style were studied in relation to distress during follow-up and in relation to time till progression and regression of CIN. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was controlled for as well as sick role bias caused...
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