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By Martina S. Vos

Denial in melanoma sufferers is a widely known notion. The definition of denial, besides the fact that, isn't unequivocal and covers alternative ways of evading painful occasions or emotions. This thesis reports denial and its relation to the standard of existence in lung melanoma sufferers. to evaluate the extent of denial the 'Denial of melanoma Interview' (DCI) used to be constructed. Denial was once measured at various time issues through the affliction. The key-finding from this examine is that sufferers fare higher once they show a reasonable point of denial or raise their point of denial from the instant of analysis through the years. This examine indicates convincingly that denial in lung melanoma sufferers merits cognizance in medical perform. during this period of self-disclosure it really is sturdy to gain that a few sufferers desire safety opposed to insufferable proof and emotions. Denial can serve this want and will be revered.

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78 nosed to sev- BE =. 001 Carver et al. 1993 Stanton & Snider 1993 Manne et al. 58 DI ! 70 DA ! s. 05 41 Table 4 continued Author + Year N= + time of assessment Type of denial Qol or variable of Qol Results and reliability Heim et al. 1997 74; newly diagnosed DI-DA ! s. 66 psychological diagnosis: 1,5functioning: 6 months distress DA-BE"! 01 Brown et al. 001 QOL: Physical + emotional functioning combined Psychological functioning: distress DI" QOL" Butow et al. 2000 Manne et al. 2000 Culver et al.

05 39 Denial and physical functioning Denial may lead to the patient experiencing fewer physical complaints, since in non-deniers emotional reactions are likely to amplify noxious physical symptoms. 40 reported fewer and less severe chemotherapy-induced side-effects. 29 reported no relationship between denial of impact and physical symptoms, but a combination of denial of affect and behavioural escape was related to having more physical symptoms in breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy.

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