cancer worry

cancer worry

A person's psychological perception of the risk of succumbing to cancer. It is considered a means of motivating health-protective behavior in some people in that it may drive them to undergo appropriate screening tests and to follow health promotional guidelines. But it may also reflect a form of unwarranted anxiety in others, esp. when it does not motivate actions that promote better health, or when it results in unwarranted fear or pessimism.
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Can risk and illness perceptions predict breast cancer worry in healthy women?
Items were drawn from validated surveys, for example, perceived barriers to care (Champion & Scott, 1997), cancer worry (Vickberg, Bovbjerg, DuHamel, Currie, & Redd, 2000), and perceived susceptibility (Byrd, Peterson, Chavez, & Heckert, 2004).
21) There are no consistent findings concerning whether cancer worry in high-risk populations exceeds that for the general population.
Genetic counseling "increases the accuracy of risk perception; decreas- es intention for mutation testing among women who are unlikely carriers; and decreases cancer worry, atudety, and depression," according to the guideline writers.
Some of these factors include risk perceptions, cancer worry, cancer knowledge and health information seeking behaviors (Conner & Norman, 2005; Stanton, Janda, Baade & Anderson, 2004; Christensen et al.
SHATTERED: Death of his father-in-law, loss of baby and wife's cancer worry hit Dott hard
TEENAGERS with cancer worry most about how the illness will affect their fertility, a survey has revealed.
However, these variables had little to no effect compared with the effects of physician discussion about breast cancer risk, not having had a prior mammogram, breast cancer worry, and particularly the religious beliefs that God alone or God and doctors will cure cancer.
To decrease the potential negative mood and cancer worry about genetic susceptibility to lung cancer, smoking cessation interventions should promote quitting self-efficacy and beliefs that tobacco abstinence reduces cancer susceptibility (Marteau & Lerman, 2001).
That strategy has done little to assuage another cancer worry, though.
Para ello debian cumplimentar, en su domicilio, una bateria de cuestionarios que recogia los aspectos antes citados, junto con otras informaciones sobre su vivencia de la enfermedad (Preocupacion por el Cancer, evaluada mediante la Cancer Worry Scale) y las caracteristicas de la misma.
We know that many people who have had breast cancer worry about its recurrence.
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