Psychological adjustment in adults with cancer: the self as mediator.

  title={Psychological adjustment in adults with cancer: the self as mediator.},
  author={Susan M. Heidrich and C A Forsthoff and Sandra Evelyn Ward},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={13 4},
The role of the self in adjustment to cancer has been noted but is not well understood. Research and theory on the self suggest that discrepancies between actual and ideal self-conceptions influence adjustment and mediate the effects of disease-related health problems on psychological well-being. This relationship was investigated in a cross-sectional study… CONTINUE READING