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Human Studies

2020 Oct 19

Psychol Health

Symptom appraisal in uncertainty: a theory-driven thematic analysis with survivors of childhood cancer.


Heathcote LC, Loecher N, Simon P, Spunt SL, Jordan A, Tutelman PR, Cunningham S, Schapira L, Simons LE
Psychol Health. 2020 Oct 19:1-18.
PMID: 33073604.


Somatic symptoms capture attention, demand interpretation, and promote health behaviors. Symptom appraisal is particularly impactful within uncertain health contexts such as cancer survivorship. Yet, little is known about how individuals make sense of somatic symptoms within uncertain health contexts, nor how this process guides health behaviors.