Published in Cancer Weekly, December 13th, 2005
"The study examines the association between mental adjustment, coping strategies [emotion (EF) and problem focused (PF)], and psychological distress. Sixty end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients were interviewed a year or more after they began dialysis, measured by the COPE, Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC), and Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) scales," investigators in Israel reported.
"The main findings indicate that patients with a strong fighting spirit are in less psychological distress. Moreover, patients who tend to use PF strategies rely on a...
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