Psychosocial factors and the course of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia: a prospective study.

@article{Tiersma2005PsychosocialFA,
  title={Psychosocial factors and the course of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia: a prospective study.},
  author={Ellen Stella M Tiersma and Marije L van der Lee and Bert Garssen and Alexander A. W. Peters and Adriaan Ph Visser and Gert Jan J Fleuren and Karin A. M. van Leeuwen and Saskia le Cessie and Karl Goodkin},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={
          879-86
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of psychosocial factors on the course of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN). METHODS A group of 93 patients with CIN 1 or 2 was followed for 2.25 years by half-yearly colposcopy and cytology. Negatively-rated life events, social support, and coping style were studied in relation to distress during follow-up and in relation to time till progression and regression of CIN. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was controlled for as well as sick role… CONTINUE READING

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