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dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, KL
dc.contributor.authorBrewin, CR
dc.contributor.authorWatson, M
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T13:40:21Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier5
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH, 2008, 64 pp. 509 - 517
dc.identifier.issn0022-3999
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/2434
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.02.009
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.
dc.format.extent509 - 517
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
dc.titleIntrusive cognitions and anxiety in cancer patients
dc.typeJournal Article
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.02.009
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.relation.isPartOfJOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH
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: [email protected] 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: 2018-08-30
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