The role of illness perceptions in patients with medical conditions.

@article{Petrie2007TheRO,
  title={The role of illness perceptions in patients with medical conditions.},
  author={Keith J Petrie and Lana Jago and Daniel A Devcich},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={163-7}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In this article we summarize recent investigations into the influence of illness perceptions on outcomes in patients with medical conditions. RECENT FINDINGS Developments in assessment include the publishing of a new brief scale to assess illness perceptions and the examination of the relationship between patient drawings of their illness and outcomes. Recent studies in primary care highlight the importance of patients' beliefs and emotional responses to their illness as… CONTINUE READING

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