Colette Aguerre

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The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the psychological barriers to and facilitators of undergoing the Hemoccult-II(®) colorectal cancer screening test in France. Sixty-nine French people aged 50 to 74 years were divided into seven qualitative focus groups. Three issues were discussed with participants: knowledge and beliefs about colorectal(More)
The SomatoSensory Amplification Scale (SSAS) is a 10-item self-report instrument designed to assess the tendency to detect somatic and visceral sensations and experience them as unusually intense, toxic and alarming. This study examines the psychometric properties of a French version of the SSAS in a non-clinical population and, more specifically, explores(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to assess the impact of late treatment toxicity (especially radiotherapy toxicity), chemoradiotherapy treatment type (concurrent or sequential), depression and anxiety on overall, physical and emotional quality of life (QoL) in long-term breast cancer survivors. Method. We assessed 117 patients (mean follow-up since the end of(More)
BACKGROUND Physical comorbidities and depression are associated with poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, but little is known about the impact of psychological determinants such as coping strategies in this association. This study examined the relation between psychosocial factors, particularly(More)
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