Quality of life in cancer rehabilitation: the role of life goal adjustment.

  title={Quality of life in cancer rehabilitation: the role of life goal adjustment.},
  author={Pia von Blanckenburg and Ulf Seifart and Nico Conrad and Cornelia Exner and Winfried Rief and Yvonne Nestoriuc},
  volume={23 10},
OBJECTIVE A cancer diagnosis affects patients' quality of life (QOL) as well as their pursuit of life goals. However, numerous studies have shown surprisingly stable QOL measures in cancer patients over time. We propose that life goal adjustment can act as the missing link in explaining this response shift. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine associations between life goal adjustment and patients' QOL at baseline and over the course of 20 months. METHODS Eighty-six cancer patients were… CONTINUE READING
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