Noam Pizem

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The aim of this study was to develop and assess the psychometric characteristics of a new brief self-report measure, which evaluates self-concealment behavior in the context of couples coping with chronic illness. The Couples Illness Self-Concealment (CISC) scale was developed, emphasizing the active process involved in self-concealment. It was then tested(More)
OBJECTIVES The current study explores the relationship between attachment styles, social support, gender and finding meaning in caregiving among spousal caregivers of colorectal cancer patients. METHODS Sixty caregivers (30 men and 30 women) were administered questionnaires assessing attachment styles, social support and finding meaning in caregiving,(More)
OBJECTIVE Employing a cross-sectional design, the current study examined the relationships between various agents and types of support and posttraumatic growth (PTG) among women with breast cancer. METHOD Eighty married women who were coping with breast cancer completed social support and PTG questionnaires. RESULTS All agents of social support (family,(More)
This study addresses the contribution of attachment orientations of ultra-orthodox volunteer rescuers involved in terror events to their posttraumatic symptoms, distress, and fear of death. The authors compared 53 ultra-orthodox rescuers operating in a terror-stricken area in Israel to 36 ultra-orthodox men unexposed to terror. Rescuers displayed lower(More)
OBJECTIVE Both trait and contextual self-concealment, as well as shame- and guilt-proneness, have previously been found to be associated with psychological distress. However, findings regarding the associations between these variables among patients with cancer and among the spouses of patients with cancer are limited. The aim of the current study was(More)
OBJECTIVES Contextual self-concealment in the psychooncology literature has been found to be associated with elevated distress. The current study aimed to understand the dyadic relationships of an individual's perception of spousal support and dispositional perspective-taking with own and partner's levels of self-concealment behavior, among couples coping(More)
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