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Improving quality of life in cancer patients.

Thecla Brakel
Thecla Brakel

Thecla Brakel

For some cancer patients it is useful, after their treatment has finished, to listen to stories of ex fellow patients who talk about the same situation in the past. When cancer patients hear about the negative emotions that others have experienced and what they have done to cope with the situation, it leads after nine weeks to a higher quality of life. This is holds true for cancer patients who are sensitive to this kind of information and have a relatively good health and for those in contrast, who are not sensitive to this kind of information and have a relatively poor health.

Thecla Brakel is a PhD student at the department of Social Psychology

Last modified:23 October 2012 10.12 a.m.
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