publication . Article . 2019

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

Di Giuseppe, M.; Di Silvestre, A.; Lo Sterzo, R.; Hitchcott, P.; Gemignani, A.; Conversano, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2019 Journal: Health Psychology Open, volume 6, issue 1 (eissn: 2055-1029, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
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 and evaluated using the Defense Mechanisms Rating Scale Q-sort. Mean differences analysis showed that breast cancer patients use more reaction formation, omnipotence, and rationalization and less idealization of others-image and autistic fantasy, compared with other-site cancer patients. From the qualitative analysis of the defensive profile, displacement and repression appeared among the most repr...
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free text keywords: Brief Report, adaptiveness, breast cancer, cancer-related stress, defense mechanisms, defensive profile, defense mechanism rating scales, Defense Mechanisms Rating Scale Q-sort, psycho-oncology, Psychology, BF1-990, adaptiveness; breast cancer; cancer-related stress; defense mechanism rating scales; defense mechanisms; Defense Mechanisms Rating Scale Q-sort; defensive profile; psycho-oncology, medicine.disease, medicine, Cancer, Oncology, medicine.medical_specialty, Internal medicine, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2019

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

Di Giuseppe, M.; Di Silvestre, A.; Lo Sterzo, R.; Hitchcott, P.; Gemignani, A.; Conversano, C.;