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Effect of partners’ disgust responses on cancer patients’ psychological wellbeing

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Effect of partners’ disgust responses on cancer patients’ psychological wellbeing. / Azlan, Haffiezhah A.; Overton, Paul G.; Simpson, Jane; Powell, Philip A.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, Vol. 24, No. 3-4, 12.2017, p. 355-364.

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Azlan, HA, Overton, PG, Simpson, J & Powell, PA 2017, 'Effect of partners’ disgust responses on cancer patients’ psychological wellbeing', Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, vol. 24, no. 3-4, pp. 355-364. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-017-9521-z

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Azlan, H. A., Overton, P. G., Simpson, J., & Powell, P. A. (2017). Effect of partners’ disgust responses on cancer patients’ psychological wellbeing. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 24(3-4), 355-364. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-017-9521-z

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Azlan HA, Overton PG, Simpson J, Powell PA. Effect of partners’ disgust responses on cancer patients’ psychological wellbeing. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2017 Dec;24(3-4):355-364. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-017-9521-z

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Azlan, Haffiezhah A. ; Overton, Paul G. ; Simpson, Jane ; Powell, Philip A. / Effect of partners’ disgust responses on cancer patients’ psychological wellbeing. In: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2017 ; Vol. 24, No. 3-4. pp. 355-364.

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