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Title
Personality and cancer
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Abstract
Evidence concerning a possible link between personality and cancer is inconsistent, The present review focuses on recent evidence that links personality-related variables to quality of life, disease progression and development, and screening in the context of cancer, This evidence suggests that personality and social comparison information may impact on adaptation to cancer, that emotional distress may adversely affect the clinical course of cancer, that chronic depression may increase cancer risk, and that emotional distress may influence health-enhancing behaviours. Accordingly, psyche-oncological research should include both state and trait measures of distress and related personality variables, Curr Opin Psychiatry 12:743-748. (C) 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current opinion in psychiatry. - London
Publication
London : 1999
ISSN
0951-7367
Volume/pages
12:6(1999), p. 743-748
ISI
000084039000027
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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