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TitleCoping and quality of life in patients with skin tumors in the follow-up stage: The mediating role of body image and psychological morbidity
Author(s)Pereira, M. Graça
Baia, Vânia
Machado, José Cunha
KeywordsQuality of life
Body image
Coping
Psychological morbidity
Skin tumors
Issue date1-Aug-2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
CitationPereira, M. G., Baia, V., & Machado, J. C. (2016). Coping and quality of life in patients with skin tumors in the follow-up stage: The mediating role of body image and psychological morbidity. Journal of psychosocial oncology, 34(5), 400-412
Abstract(s)This study examined the relationships between coping style, body image, psychological morbidity, and quality of life. A total of 58 patients who were diagnosed with skin tumors, had been submitted to surgery, and were in the follow-up phase answered the following instruments: dermatology life quality index (DLQI), hospital anxiety and depression scales (HADS), body image scale (BIS), and the mini mental adjustment to cancer scale (Mini-MAC). The results showed that patients with a higher use of the coping styles of helplessness/hopelessness, anxious preoccupation, and cognitive avoidance reported a worse quality of life. Body image mediated the relationship between the coping styles of anxious preoccupation, helplessness/hopelessness, and quality of life. Psychological morbidity mediated the relationship between helplessness/hopelessness and quality of life. Therefore, even in the follow-up phase, it is important that health professionals are aware of the patient's emotional distress and body image to identify those at a higher risk of having a poorer quality of life.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/53754
DOI10.1080/07347332.2016.1196807
ISSN0734-7332
e-ISSN1540-7586
Publisher versionhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07347332.2016.1196807
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