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ERIC Number: EJ532211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-7751
Social Support Messages and the Management of Uncertainty in the Experience of Breast Cancer: An Application of Problematic Integration Theory.
Ford, Leigh A.; And Others
Communication Monographs, v63 n3 p189-207 Sep 1996
Synthesizes past studies of illness, stress, coping, and social support and offers a model of communicative support, based on problematic integration theory, that emphasizes two major dimensions of meaning in the breast cancer experience. Suggests that supportive messages are designed to help the breast cancer patient manage both perceptions of various illness experiences and evaluations of those experiences. (PA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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