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Approach and avoidance coping and regulatory focus in patients having coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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PMID:  20453051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is stressful, and the patient's coping affects recovery and outcome. The aim of the study was to identify patients' thoughts and concerns, and explore the relevance of approach/avoidant coping and Regulatory Focus Theory (RFT). Nine patients were interviewed, using an interpretative phenomenological approach. The patients made use of various avoidant (e.g. neglecting symptoms, delaying help-seeking, avoiding thoughts) and approach strategies (e.g. persistent search for the diagnosis, mental preparation for surgery). RFT versus approach/avoidant coping is discussed. RFT may contribute to our understanding of motivational cognitions in patients' coping with illness and treatment.
Svein Bergvik; Tore Sørlie; Rolf Wynn
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-05-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1461-7277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  915-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Tromsø & University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Coronary Artery Bypass / psychology*
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Models, Theoretical

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