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Differential disgust responding in people with cancer and implications for psychological wellbeing

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Differential disgust responding in people with cancer and implications for psychological wellbeing. / Azlan, Haffiezhah A.; Overton, Paul; Simpson, Jane; Powell, Phillip.

In: Psychology and Health, Vol. 32, No. 1, 02.01.2017, p. 19-37.

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Azlan, Haffiezhah A. ; Overton, Paul ; Simpson, Jane ; Powell, Phillip. / Differential disgust responding in people with cancer and implications for psychological wellbeing. In: Psychology and Health. 2017 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 19-37.

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title = "Differential disgust responding in people with cancer and implications for psychological wellbeing",
abstract = "Objectives: Evidence suggests that disgust responses, known to negatively affect psychological wellbeing, may differ in people with cancer. We performed the first quantitative investigation of three discrete types of disgust trait - disgust propensity, sensitivity, and self-directed disgust - in people diagnosed with a broad range of cancers (versus cancer-free controls), and explored their associations with psychological wellbeing.Design: In a cross-sectional survey design, 107 participants with heterogeneous cancer diagnoses, recruited from cancer charities and support groups, were matched with cancer-free controls by age and gender.Outcome measures: Measures of the three disgust traits were taken alongside measures of anxiety and depression.Results: Disgust sensitivity and physical self-disgust were significantly higher in the cancer than control sample, while disgust propensity and behavioural self-disgust were lower. The disgust traits had a different pattern of associations to psychological wellbeing across the two groups, with disgust sensitivity predicting depressive symptoms to a significantly greater extent in the cancer than control group.Conclusions: People with cancer differ from matched controls in their disgust responses and these responses have significant predictive relationships with aspects of their psychological wellbeing. The results suggest that emotion-based interventions may be useful for improving psychological wellbeing in people with cancer.",
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