A dyadic affair: who is to blame for causing and controlling the patient's lung cancer?


:Couples facing lung cancer may be at an increased risk of relationship distress in relation to unresolved blame and anger. Using a comparative design, we conducted preliminary analyses of illness attributions as reported by 100 patients and their primary support persons. Patients and support persons responded to a series of 5-point Likert-type questions to capture locus of causality and controllability as well as attribution-related cognitions and emotions. Most patients and support persons had a smoking history. Both patients and support persons ascribed the locus of causality and controllability for lung cancer as the patient. Between-group analyses revealed that patients and support persons ascribed more negative attributions toward oneself and more positive attributions toward their partner. However, within-group analysis revealed that support persons tended to ascribe more responsibility, fault, and blame toward the patient. We speculated that patients may be responding to negative signals received from their support persons that perpetuated their self-blame. The care of patients, particularly those who used tobacco, might be approached from a "shared line of attack," wherein both patients and support persons are encouraged to examine and understand their attributions to "soften" the blame and anger toward oneself or their partner.


Cancer Nurs


Cancer nursing


Lobchuk MM,Murdoch T,McClement SE,McPherson C




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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Darcy L,Knutsson S,Huus K,Enskar K

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    abstract:BACKGROUND:The existing knowledge on fatalism in the field of cancer has arisen largely from the cancer prevention and screening literature. Little is known about the role of fatalism in cancer survivorship, particularly within Chinese population. OBJECTIVE:This study aimed to explore the role of fatalism in coping wi...

    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Cognitive intervention for breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy: a needs analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Evidence suggests women with breast cancer who had received chemotherapy experienced cognitive problems. Although these are largely subtle deficits, they can negatively impact a patient's quality of life, ability to work, and subsequent employment decisions. OBJECTIVE:The present study explored what healthc...

    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2011-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


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    更新日期:1999-04-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:1997-02-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

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    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2001-04-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2000-02-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Menon U,Belue R,Sugg Skinner C,Rothwell BE,Champion V

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Speed-Andrews AE,Stevinson C,Belanger LJ,Mirus JJ,Courneya KS

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2017-07-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:1997-06-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2007-03-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2019-05-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-11-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of Exercise Interventions on Breast Cancer Patients During Adjuvant Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Effects of exercise interventions on patients with breast cancer (BC) have shown benefits regardless of the measured variables, although the type of exercise and its duration during adjuvant therapy are unclear. OBJECTIVE:We investigated the effects of exercise interventions on each measurement, physical fi...

    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


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    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::Dyspnea is a distressful but neglected symptom in oncology practice and research. The aim of this study was to describe the experience of dyspnea and helpful interventions in Chinese patients with advanced lung cancer admitted in the palliative care unit in 1 region in Hong Kong. A qualitative description approach usi...

    journal_title:Cancer nursing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lai YL,Chan CW,Lopez V

    更新日期:2007-03-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:BACKGROUND:Underrepresented minority (URM) cancer survivors experience disparities in mortality and quality of life, compared with non-Hispanic whites. Disparities are associated with poor social determinants of health, enhanced by mistrust of the healthcare system. Trust can be facilitated by provider-patient racial/e...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2005-09-01 00:00:00