Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the defensive profile in breast cancer women: A pilot study

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Di Giuseppe, Mariagrazia; Di Silvestre, Annarita; Lo Sterzo, Rosa; Hitchcott, Paul; Gemignani, Angelo; Conversano, Ciro;
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
  • Journal: Health Psychology Open,volume 6,issue 1 (issn: 2055-1029, eissn: 2055-1029)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/2055102919854667, pmc: PMC6558547
  • Subject: adaptiveness | Psychology | defensive profile | defense mechanisms | defense mechanism rating scales | BF1-990 | Brief Report | breast cancer | cancer-related stress | Defense Mechanisms Rating Scale Q-sort | psycho-oncology

This study analyzed the defensive functioning and profile of nine breast cancer women and identifies the differences from other cancer patients (N0) in the way they deal with internal conflicts and stressful situations related to the illness. Patients were interviewed a... View more
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