Adjustment to illness and dropout of chemotherapy

Ora Gilbar, Atara Kaplan De-Nour

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The study compares the adjustment to illness of a group of 53 cancer patients who dropped out of chemotherapy with a matched group of 53 cancer patients who completed their treatment. The patients were treated in five oncological institutes in Israel. We found differences both in the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS) and Brief Symptom Inventory Scale (BSI). In both scales we found significant differences indicating that the degree of adjustment and the psychosocial distress of patients who dropped out of treatment was worse than that of patients who completed treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology


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