Emotionally expressive coping predicts psychological and physical adjustment to breast cancer.

  title={Emotionally expressive coping predicts psychological and physical adjustment to breast cancer.},
  author={Annette L. Stanton and Sharon Danoff-Burg and Christine L. Cameron and Michelle L Bishop and Charlotte A. Collins and Sarah B Kirk and Lisa A Sworowski and R K Twillman},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={68 5},
This study tested the hypothesis that coping through emotional approach, which involves actively processing and expressing emotions, enhances adjustment and health status for breast cancer patients. Patients (n = 92) completed measures within 20 weeks following medical treatment and 3 months later. Women who, at study entry, coped through expressing emotions surrounding cancer had fewer medical appointments for cancer-related morbidities, enhanced physical health and vigor, and decreased… CONTINUE READING
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