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dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrewin, CRen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T13:40:21Z
dc.date.issued2008-05en_US
dc.identifier5en_US
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 2008, 64 pp. 509 - 517en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-3999en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/2434
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.02.009en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: The study aimed to provide information on intrusive cognitions reported by cancer patients and to investigate for the first time whether intrusive imagery is a factor in psychological morbidity. Methods: Matched samples of anxious (n=65) and nonanxious (n=65) patients were assessed for evidence of intrusive cognitions, including memories, images, and thoughts. Patients also completed the Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale. Results: Twenty-three percent of patients reported intrusive cognitions. Cognitions were frequent, uncontrollable, and associated with significant distress. Anxious patients reported significantly more of each intrusion type than nonanxious patients, and the presence of intrusive cognitions was significantly associated with maladaptive adjustment, including anxious preoccupation and helplessness-hopelessness. Conclusion: Intrusive cognitions play a significant role in anxiety and adaptation to the experience of cancer. Advancing knowledge in relation to the phenomenology of intrusions and to the manner in which intrusions can be targeted with psychological treatments is an important next stage of research. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.format.extent509 - 517en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTDen_US
dc.titleIntrusive cognitions and anxiety in cancer patientsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.02.009en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2008-05en_US
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfJOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCHen_US
pubs.notesaffiliation: Whitaker, KL (Reprint Author), Royal Marsden NHS Fdn Trust, Sutton SM2 5PT, Surrey, England. Whitaker, Katriina L.; Watson, Maggie, Royal Marsden NHS Fdn Trust, Sutton SM2 5PT, Surrey, England. Whitaker, Katriina L.; Brewin, Chris R., UCL, Subdept Clin Hlth Psychol9, London WC1E 6BT, England. keywords: anxiety; cancer; adjustment; intrusive cognitions keywords-plus: POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER; BREAST-CANCER; PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT; MENTAL ADJUSTMENT; DEPRESSION SCALE; HOSPITAL ANXIETY; PROSTATE-CANCER; EARLY MEMORIES; EVENT SCALE; DISTRESS research-areas: Psychiatry web-of-science-categories: Psychiatry author-email: katriina.whitaker@rmh.nhs.uk researcherid-numbers: Brewin, Chris/C-4566-2008 orcid-numbers: Brewin, Chris/0000-0002-7462-4460 Whitaker, Katriina/0000-0002-0947-1840 funding-acknowledgement: Cancer Research UK [C3763/A3744] number-of-cited-references: 44 times-cited: 23 usage-count-last-180-days: 0 usage-count-since-2013: 6 journal-iso: J. Psychosomat. Res. doc-delivery-number: 297KM unique-id: ISI:000255615600007 da: 2018-08-30en_US
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pubs.volume64en_US
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dc.contributor.icrauthorWatson, Maggieen_US


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