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Miller SM , Fang CY , Diefenbach MA , Bales C
Tailoring psychosocial interventions to the individual's health information processing style: the influence of monitoring versus blunting in cancer risk and disease
Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer. 2001 :343-362
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(from the chapter) In this chapter, the authors begin by presenting an overarching cognitive-social model, based on cumulative research and findings in the behavioral medicine field. This approach provides an integrative framework for delineating the cognitive and affective processes that determine how individuals react to cancer threats. The authors then describe two prototypic psychological profiles for coping with threat and specify how individuals characterized by these profiles typically respond to cancer-related feedback. Finally, the authors consider the implications of the cognitive-social model for the development of psychosocial interventions designed to facilitate adherence, adjustment, and decision making that are tailored to the individual's distinctive profile. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2003 APA, all rights reserved).
edited by Andrew Baum and Barbara L. Andersen. ill. ; 24 cm. xix, 446 p.