Appraisal of illness, symptom distress, self-care burden, and mood states in patients receiving chemotherapy for initial and recurrent cancer.

@article{Munkres1992AppraisalOI,
  title={Appraisal of illness, symptom distress, self-care burden, and mood states in patients receiving chemotherapy for initial and recurrent cancer.},
  author={A Munkres and Marilyn T Oberst and Susan Hughes},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={1992},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={1201-9}
}
Cancer recurrence may present unique stressors for patients receiving chemotherapy. The objectives of this exploratory study were to (1) describe perceptions of symptom distress, self-care burden, appraisal of illness, and mood in patients undergoing chemotherapy, (2) identify differences in these perceptions according to stage of illness (new versus recurrent cancer), and (3) test a theoretical model of the mediating effects of appraisal. Subjects completed a modified Symptom Distress Scale… CONTINUE READING

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