[Fear of progression in patients with cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic arthritis].

  title={[Fear of progression in patients with cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic arthritis].},
  author={Andrea Dankert and Gabriele Duran and Ursula Engst-Hastreiter and Monika Keller and Sabine Waadt and Gerhard Henrich and Peter Herschbach},
  journal={Die Rehabilitation},
  volume={42 3},
Fear of an increasing disease progression (fear of progression) is among the main psychological stresses in patients with cancer, diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2) and chronic arthritis. The questions the study seeks to answer are: (1) Which are the main fears of these patients?, (2) How and in which circumstances in life do they occur?, (3) Which are the triggers of the fear? To answer these questions, a sample of 65 patients were researched through interviews. The results indicate that… CONTINUE READING

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