Positive effects of illness reported by myocardial infarction and breast cancer patients.

  title={Positive effects of illness reported by myocardial infarction and breast cancer patients.},
  author={Keith J Petrie and Deanna Buick and John A. Weinman and Roger J Booth},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={47 6},
This study investigated the positive effects or changes that patients identified in their lives following a myocardial infarction (MI) or breast cancer. One hundred and forty-three patients were assessed in hospital following a first-time MI and 52 breast cancer patients were assessed on referral for radiotherapy. Approximately 3 months later both groups were asked if any positive changes had taken place in their lives following their illness. Patients' written responses to a single open-ended… CONTINUE READING

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