Cancer survivor adaptation model: conceptualizing cancer as a chronic illness.

  title={Cancer survivor adaptation model: conceptualizing cancer as a chronic illness.},
  author={Mary J. Naus and Marilyn D Ishler and Charlotte E Parrott and Stephanie A Kovacs},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={65 12},
A model of cancer as a chronic illness is proposed as a new direction for quality of life research. In the cancer survivor adaptation (CSA) model, adjustment to cancer survivorship is a life-long process involving three interacting components. Personal context incorporates cancer survivorship and personal characteristics across biological, psychological, and social domains. The adaptation process involves a specific cognitive mechanism of change, where the ongoing appraisal of goals and world… CONTINUE READING

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