Illness representations and emotion in people with abnormal screening results.

@article{Hagger2006IllnessRA,
  title={Illness representations and emotion in people with abnormal screening results.},
  author={Martin S. Hagger and Sheina Orbell},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={183-209}
}
The present study examined the relationship of cognitive and emotional representations of illness specified by self-regulation theory on emotional responses of patients with abnormal screening results. Participants were 660 women who received an abnormal cervical smear and 701 men and women who received an abnormal colorectal cancer screening result. Participants completed postal questionnaires containing measures of illness representations and specific emotions. Factor analyses of cause… CONTINUE READING