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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

versão impressa ISSN 1645-0086

Psic., Saúde & Doenças v.5 n.1 Lisboa jul. 2004


Abordagem do Impacto Psicossocial no Adoecer da Mama

Ivone Patrão* & Isabel Leal

Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisboa


RESUMO: Este artigo tem como objectivo realizar uma abordagem ao tema do impacto psicossocial no adoecer da mama. Os factores psicossociais considerados são: Acontecimentos de Vida; Suporte Social Percebido; Qualidade de Vida; Stress; Coping; Controle Emocional e Necessidade de Harmonia; e a Personalidade. Realiza-se uma breve introdução justificando a pertinência do tema e de seguida uma apresentação de cada factor psicossocial e sua relação com o adoecer da mama.

Palavras chave: Cancro da Mama, Factores Psicossociais.


Psychosocial Impact of the Breast Cancer

ABSTRACT: This article aims to address the psychosocial impact of the breast cancer disease. The psychosocial factors considered are: Life Events; Perceived Social Support; Quality of Life; Coping; Emotional Control and Necessity of Harmony; and Personality. The article starts with a brief introduction to explain the relevance of this issue, followed by a presentation of each psychosocial factor and its relation to the breast cancer disease.

Key words: Breast Cancer, Psychosocial Factors.


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