Effects of coping information and value affirmation on responses to a perceived health threat.

@article{Fry2005EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of coping information and value affirmation on responses to a perceived health threat.},
  author={Rachel B Fry and Steven Prentice-Dunn},
  journal={Health communication},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={133-47}
}
In this study, we examined the effects of coping information and self-affirmation on an individual's response to threatening health information. A total of 202 women college students read an essay containing threatening information about breast cancer. The essay described their population as being at risk for breast cancer and included both pictures of cancerous breasts and vivid descriptions of chemotherapy treatments. Participants were randomized into either the low-affirmation condition or… CONTINUE READING
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