Florence J. van Zuuren

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To develop an analysis scheme capturing the cognitive processes underlying QoL assessment to increase our understanding on how to interpret responses to QoL items. Tourangeau et al.’s (The psychology of survey response, 2000) and Rapkin and Schwartz’ (Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:14, 2004) cognitive process models form the basis for this analysis scheme. We(More)
Abstract In the present study, 94 dental patients received either monitoring (i.e., paying attention) or blunting (i.e., distraction) coping instructions during treatment. Half of the patients were given the possibility of choice, whereas the other half were offered one of both strategies without choice. A majority of the patients (n=61) indicated that the(More)
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