Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 21st, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Psychosomatics, "the aim of this study was to investigate psychosocial factors associated with perceived disease severity, with emphasis on informational processing, in 185 consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis C. Medical data, information sources regarding chronic hepatitis C, and attentional coping styles were assessed."
"The patients considered their hepatitis C a severe disease and gave it a mean rating of 74 (SD =19) on a 100-mm visual analogue scale, but this perception was not related to liver...
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