Elisabeth Andritsch

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BACKGROUND The aim of the current study was to strengthen the knowledge of oncologists concerning psychological distress and social support among married and unmarried male cancer patients and healthy male spouses of female cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three groups of men were recruited from three major cancer centers in Israel: 185 married colon(More)
OBJECTIVE While the population in the western world is aging and cancer survival rates are increasing, there is a lack of knowledge concerning factors affecting social support and its relation to coping and distress among older patients. The aim of the current study is to assess the impact of marital status and gender upon levels of psychological distress,(More)
The purpose of this randomized, prospective study was to identify factors influencing the psychological distress of breast cancer patients and their husbands during remission. Background variables and distress levels of 172 couples in two locations (Graz, Austria, and Jerusalem, Israel) were assessed by using three standardized instruments in two interviews(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) continue to be a distressing problem still reported by cancer patients, with negative consequences on quality of life (QoL). AIMS To prospectively explore the association of psychosocial variables, including emotional distress, maladaptive coping styles and the doctor-patient relationship, with(More)
In the next few decades, a significant increase in the number of elderly survivors diagnosed with cancer is anticipated due to an increase in life expectancy and better medical treatments. The reality of being old and being diagnosed with cancer may limit considerably the future time perspective (time expected to live) of both the patient and his or her(More)
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