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SOARES, Maria Alexandra; MOURA, Maria de Jesus; CARVALHO, Marina  and  BAPTISTA, Américo. Emotional adjustment, affectivity and coping in cancer patients . Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2000, vol.1, n.1, pp.19-25. ISSN 1645-0086.

The relationships between emotional adjustment, coping, affectivity and illness perception were studied in 40 cancer patients (20 men and 20women). The results showed the existence of statistically significant differences for coping strategies referring to activities maintenance and independence and affective regulation and for the dimensions of illness perception related to illness identity. Emotional adjustment, coping strategies, affectivity and illness perception were associated according to the theoretical models, showing the role of psychological factors in the adjustment to cancer disease.

Keywords : Emotional adjustment; Coping; Affect; Illness perception; Cancer.

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