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Rumination in breast and lung cancer patients: Preliminary data on an Italian Sample

Gorini, A, Riva, S, Marzorati, C, Cropley, Mark and Pravettoni, G (2017) Rumination in breast and lung cancer patients: Preliminary data on an Italian Sample Psycho-Oncology, 27 (2). pp. 703-705.

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KEY POINTS • In clinical settings, rumination can be defined as a maladaptive and repetitive thinking process that focuses on symptoms, causes and consequences of one’s illness • A cross-sectional study was designed to investigate the incidence of rumination and its determinants in two samples of 98 breast and lung cancer patients • Results showed that rumination related to cancer was evident in almost half of the participants and was significantly correlated with general rumination • Rumination was also negatively correlated with social support and quality of sleep and positively correlated with the perception of individual responsibility in having cancer • The high prevalence of rumination in cancer patients suggests the need for future longitudinal studies to analyze its long-term effects on illness prognosis, patient quality of life, and psychological wellbeing, as well as the need to develop specific interventions to help reduce its impact on illness management in patients

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Gorini, A
Riva, S
Marzorati, C
Pravettoni, G
Date : 16 June 2017
DOI : 10.1002/pon.4468
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Gorini A, Riva S, Marzorati C, Cropley M, Pravettoni G. Rumination in breast and lung cancer patients: Preliminary data within an Italian sample. Psycho-Oncology. 2017;1–3., which has been published in final form at:]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 01 Jun 2017 10:28
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:52

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