Search for dissertations about: "Psychological characteristics of cancer patients"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Psychological characteristics of cancer patients.

  1. 1. The loss of a husband to cancer : Additional and avoidable psychological traumata

    Author : Unnur Anna Valdimarsdóttir; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Widowhood; neoplasms; risk factors; communication; prognosis; adaptation; psychological; anxiety; depression; epidemiology.;

    Abstract : Background: The loss of a loved partner is a stressful event and the long-term outcome of such a trauma may partly be determined by characteristics of the death. When death is the result of a chronic illness such as cancer, the future widow may have an opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming death but may also be exposed to the additional burden of her husband's suffering. READ MORE

  2. 2. The role of psychological stress in cervical and prostate carcinogenesis

    Author : Donghao Lu; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Psychological stress is common in everyday life, and has been well recognized as one of the major contributors to many mental and physical illnesses, such as mental disorders and cardiovascular diseases. The association between psychological stress and carcinogenesis remains largely inconclusive to date, although possible biological mechanisms, i. READ MORE

  3. 3. Therapeutic aspects of engagement in occupations : In the context of day care for older people and patients in palliative care

    Author : Gerd Andersson Svidén; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Day-care; health-related quality of life; grounded theory; occupational therapy; older adults; palliative care; phenomenology;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to identify and describe therapeutic aspects of engagement in occupations in day-care programs designed for older people with chronic conditions or patients in palliative care. The thesis includes four studies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Being a Pediatric Oncologist: A Nationwide Study of Personal Resources and Difficulties When Working with Children with Cancer

    Author : Margaretha Stenmarker; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; physician; pediatric oncology; nationwide study; well-being; stress-resilience; life satisfaction; motivational factors; breaking bad news; emotional distress; instrument development;

    Abstract : Being a pediatric oncologist involves facing medical challenges, life-threatening conditions, psychosocial issues and existential provocation. The first nationwide study of 90 Swedish pediatric oncologists focuses on the psychological aspects for physicians meeting children with cancer, as well as physician-related factors promoting health and well-being. READ MORE

  5. 5. Childhood CNS tumours : Health and functional outcomes in adult survivors, and follow-up needs of patients and parents

    Author : Emma Hovén; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Childhood CNS tumours; adult survivors; health-related late effects; functional disability; long-term follow up; parental distress; persistent family impact;

    Abstract : Childhood central nervous system (CNS) tumour patients represent a high-risk population regarding tumour- and treatment-related late effects. The overall purpose of the present thesis was to gain increased knowledge about the long-term consequences for survivors and their parents after a CNS tumour diagnosis in childhood. READ MORE