Sharon A. Cook

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Two hundred and six patients, diagnosed with primary breast or prostate cancer completed self-report questionnaires on two occasions: before treatment (T1) and 12 months later (T2). The questionnaires included: the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; Impact of Events Scale; the Metacognitions Questionnaire-30 (MCQ-30) and the Illness Perceptions(More)
OBJECTIVE The Metacognitions Questionnaire 30 (MCQ-30) has been widely used to assess metacognitive beliefs and processes linked to emotional disorders. The aim of the present study was to test the utility of the MCQ-30 in assessing metacognitions in people with epilepsy. METHODS Three hundred forty-nine people with epilepsy completed the MCQ-30 and(More)
OBJECTIVE Emotional distress after a diagnosis of cancer is normal and, for most people, will diminish over time. However, a significant minority of patients with cancer experience persistent or recurrent symptoms of emotional distress for which they need help. A model developed in mental health, the self-regulatory executive function model (S-REF),(More)
OBJECTIVE The Metacognitions Questionnaire 30 assesses metacognitive beliefs and processes which are central to the metacognitive model of emotional disorder. As recent studies have begun to explore the utility of this model for understanding emotional distress after cancer diagnosis, it is important also to assess the validity of the Metacognitions(More)
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