Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, March 31st, 2006
"Individual differences in characteristics such as optimism, pessimism, and coping responses have been shown to contribute to variability in distress during stressful situations. However, the interrelationships among these characteristics are not well established," scientists in Romania reported.
"The purpose of this study was to investigate the interrelations among optimism, pessimism, and coping in predicting distress levels among patients scheduled for surgery related to breast cancer. Sixty surgical patients (mean age=52; SD=12.21) completed the...
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