Illness Perceptions in Women with Breast Cancer—a Systematic Literature Review

@inproceedings{Kaptein2015IllnessPI,
  title={Illness Perceptions in Women with Breast Cancer—a Systematic Literature Review},
  author={Ad. A. Kaptein and J W Schoones and Maarten J. Fischer and Melissa S Y Thong and Judith Kroep and Koos J. M. van der Hoeven},
  booktitle={Current breast cancer reports},
  year={2015}
}
Women with breast cancer respond to the illness and its medical management in their own personal way. Their coping behavior and self-management are determined by their views (cognitions) and feelings (emotions) about symptoms and illness: their illness perceptions. This paper reports the results of a systematic literature review of illness perceptions and breast cancer. In the 12 studies identified, published between 2012 and 2015, illness perceptions were found to be important concomitants of… CONTINUE READING
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