Matched and mismatched cognitive appraisals in patients with breast cancer and their partners: implications for psychological distress.

@article{Bigatti2012MatchedAM,
  title={Matched and mismatched cognitive appraisals in patients with breast cancer and their partners: implications for psychological distress.},
  author={Silvia M. Bigatti and Jennifer L. Steiner and Nermin Makinabakan and Ann Marie Hernandez and Erica L. Johnston and Anna Maria Storniolo},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={
          1229-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND The present study sought to identify couples' cognitive appraisals of breast cancer and the extent to which matched or mismatched appraisals within a couple contribute to distress. METHODS Women with breast cancer (n = 57) and their partners completed the Cognitive Appraisals of Health Scale along with two self-report measures of distress, the Profile of Mood States and the Impact of Events Scale. Four groups were created based on their cognitive appraisals. Couples where both… CONTINUE READING
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