Representations of control and psychological symptoms in couples dealing with cancer: a dyadic-regulation approach.

@article{Karademas2013RepresentationsOC,
  title={Representations of control and psychological symptoms in couples dealing with cancer: a dyadic-regulation approach.},
  author={Evangelos C Karademas and Zoe Giannousi},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={67-83}
}
The aim of this study was to examine the relation between illness representations of personal and treatment control and psychological symptoms (i.e. symptoms of anxiety and depression) in 72 married couples dealing with a recently diagnosed cancer. Patients were first-diagnosed with early stage (45.83%) or metastatic cancer (54.17%). Dyadic responses were examined with the actor-partner interdependence model. Also, in order to examine whether patients and spouses' representations of control… CONTINUE READING

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