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PS27P-09-353

Coping profiles differentiate psychological adjustment in Chinese women newly diagnosed with breast cancer

[Speaker] Zhu, Xiongzhao:1
[Co-author] Li, Lingyan:1, Tang, Qiuping:2, Su, Linyan:3
1:Medical Psychological Institute, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University (China (People's Republic of China)), 2:Department of Clinical Psychology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University (China (People's Republic of China)), 3:Department of Psychiatry, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University (China (People's Republic of China))

618 Chinese women newly diagnosed with breast cancer completed the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, Medical Coping Modes Questionnaire and General Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale that assessed their coping strategies and psychological distress. Based on the subscale scores of the two coping questionnaires, Latent Profile Analysis classified the patients into three distinct groups. Adaptive copers reported the highest amounts of adaptive cognitive coping strategies and behaviors of acceptance and shifting attention. Negative copers reported the highest amounts of maladaptive cognitive coping strategies and median amounts of medical coping behaviors. Inconsistent copers reported high amounts of all cognitive coping strategies, most behaviors related to fighting against the disease and fewest behaviors of shifting attention. Groups differed in levels of psychological distress; adaptive copers had the best psychological adjustment while negative copers had the worst. Findings suggested that the key targeted patients of psychological intervention are negative copers.
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