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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)
Understanding the needs and aspirations of a suitable range of users during the product design process is an extremely difficult task. Methods such as ethnographic studies can be used to gain a better understanding of users needs, but they are inherently time consuming and expensive. The time pressures that are evident in the work performed by design(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)
This paper presents findings from a project focusing on the specific needs of vulnerable generations-children and elderly people-in design teaching and training activities. The thirty-months project embodied a series of activities for developing, implementing and evaluating teaching materials focused on design for vulnerable generations, and identified two(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)
Dedication CPRN's journey leading to this synthesis paper on youth civic and political engagement has been motivated by the young people who have participated in our 2005 National Dialogue and Summit on Engaging Young Canadians, our workshops, roundtables and advisory groups. We have been inspired by their energy and passion for issues that are critical to(More)
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