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Psychological status and illness perceptions in patients with melanoma

Vurnek Živković, Maja; Buljan, Marija; Blajić, Iva; Šitum, Mirna
Psychological status and illness perceptions in patients with melanoma // Collegium antropologicum, 32 (2008), S2; 75-78 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Psychological status and illness perceptions in patients with melanoma

Vurnek Živković, Maja ; Buljan, Marija ; Blajić, Iva ; Šitum, Mirna

Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 32 (2008), S2; 75-78

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Melanoma ; illness perceptions ; quality of life ; psychological status

A diagnosis of cancer and its treatment can create considerable distress, anxiety and depression for both patients and their families. The emotional impact of melanoma can be long lasting and profound, although the data in this field is inconsistent. Our last study showed that melanoma has a medium influence on patients’ psychological status and quality of life. The aim of this paper was to investigate illness perceptions in patients with melanoma and its correlations with quality of life and emotional status. 60 patients suffering from malignant melanoma were included in the study. Results of this study show that patients perceive melanoma as relatively long lasting, relatively easy to control, but hard to cure and as an illness with not many consequences on their health. The causes of melanoma as perceived by patients are exposure to sun, heredity, immunity and stress. Illness perceptions are correlated with patients’ quality of life, the influence illness has on the quality of life and depression.

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Projekt / tema
134-1342428-2420 - Psihološki status bolesnika s različitim dermatozama i zloćudnim bolestima kože (Mirna Šitum, )

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    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
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  • Scopus

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