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Titolo:
Anxiety and hope during the course of three different medical illnesses: Alongitudinal study
Autore:
Heszen-Niejodek, I; Gottschalk, LA; Januszek, M;
Indirizzi:
Silesian Univ, Fac Educ & Psychol, Dept Dev & Hlth Psychol, PL-40126 Katowice, Poland Silesian Univ Katowice Poland PL-40126 sychol, PL-40126 Katowice, Poland Univ Calif Irvine, Coll Med, Dept Psychiat & Human Behav, Irvine, CA 92717USA Univ Calif Irvine Irvine CA USA 92717 & Human Behav, Irvine, CA 92717USA
Titolo Testata:
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS
fascicolo: 6, volume: 68, anno: 1999,
pagine: 304 - 312
SICI:
0033-3190(199911/12)68:6<304:AAHDTC>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ESSENTIAL-HYPERTENSION; CANCER; EVENTS;
Keywords:
anxiety; cancer; emotion; myocardial infarction; hope; hypertension;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
40
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Heszen-Niejodek, I Silesian Univ, Fac Educ & Psychol, Dept Dev & Hlth Psychol, Ul Grazynskiego 53, PL-40126 Katowice, Poland Silesian Univ Ul Grazynskiego 53 Katowice Poland PL-40126
Citazione:
I. Heszen-Niejodek et al., "Anxiety and hope during the course of three different medical illnesses: Alongitudinal study", PSYCHOTH PS, 68(6), 1999, pp. 304-312

Abstract

Background: Somatic illness and its consequences evoke strong emotions of various kinds. They may affect the course of illness and the treatment results through their physiological components. The purpose of the study was toexplore emotional reactions to different kinds of illnesses and changes ofthese emotions over time. Methods: Subjects were 259 medical patients suffering from: primary hypertension, myocardial infarction and cancer of the lungs or pharynx. The study was longitudinal and consisted of three phases. The first was performed immediately after the patient: was diagnosed, the second was done 5 weeks later and the third about half a year after the onset of illness. The patients' emotional state was evaluated with the Gottschalk-Gleser Content Analysis Scales: the Anxiety and the Hope Scales. Results: Significant effects of the kind of illness and of its interaction with the phase of the study were found. In the hypertension group, both anxiety and hope were slightly elevated immediately after diagnosis, then slightly lowered, The myocardial infarction group exhibited a low level of these emotions in the first phase, an increase in the second and Then a little decrease. Cancer patients manifested high anxiety and relatively low hope in the initial phase, then a decrease in anxiety and an increase in hope. Conclusions: Both anxiety and hope accompany the illness in its consecutive phases, reflecting properties of illness as a source of psychological stress and the coping process. Copyright (C) 1999 S. Karger AG, Baser.

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