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How relevant is marital status and gender variables in coping with colorectal cancer? A sample of middle‐aged and older cancer survivors

How relevant is marital status and gender variables in coping with colorectal cancer? A sample of... Objective: While the population in the western world is aging and cancer survival rates are increasing, there is a lack of knowledge concerning factors affecting social support and its relation to coping and distress among older patients. The aim of the current study is to assess the impact of marital status and gender upon levels of psychological distress, coping, and social support among middle‐aged and older unmarried (divorced/widowed) and married colorectal cancer patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psycho-Oncology Wiley

How relevant is marital status and gender variables in coping with colorectal cancer? A sample of middle‐aged and older cancer survivors

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Wiley Subscription Services
ISSN
1057-9249
eISSN
1099-1611
DOI
10.1002/pon.1499
pmid
19061195
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Abstract

Objective: While the population in the western world is aging and cancer survival rates are increasing, there is a lack of knowledge concerning factors affecting social support and its relation to coping and distress among older patients. The aim of the current study is to assess the impact of marital status and gender upon levels of psychological distress, coping, and social support among middle‐aged and older unmarried (divorced/widowed) and married colorectal cancer patients.

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Psycho-OncologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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