Clarification of the conceptualization and measurement of denial in psychosocial oncology research

@article{Moyer1998ClarificationOT,
  title={Clarification of the conceptualization and measurement of denial in psychosocial oncology research},
  author={Anne E. Moyer and Ellen G. Levine},
  journal={Annals of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={149-160}
}
Denial represents an important area of study in individuals with cancer. It may be related to recognizing symptoms, seeking medical help, psychological adjustment to diagnosis and illness, and perhaps progression of the disease. However, denial has been defined theoretically and measured in a variety of ways. These differences are due to a lack of consensus as to whether denial is unconscious versus conscious, a trait versus a state, an indication of psychological disturbance versus a normal… CONTINUE READING
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