Coping styles in decision making among men and women diagnosed with malignant melanoma
2013 (English)In: Journal of Health Psychology, ISSN 1359-1053, E-ISSN 1461-7277, Vol. 18, no 11, 1445-1455 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Early care seeking is important for prognosis of malignant melanoma. Coping styles in decision-making to seek care can relate to prognosis since avoidant strategies could delay care seeking. The aim of this study was to compare self-reported coping styles in decision-making between men and women diagnosed with malignant melanoma. We used the Swedish version of the Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire to assess coping styles. Men generally scored higher in buck-passing while women and those living without a partner scored higher in hypervigilance. This knowledge could be used in the development of preventive programmes with intention to reach those who delay care seeking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 18, no 11, 1445-1455 p.
Care seeking, coping styles, decision-making, melanoma
Dermatology and Venereal Diseases Psychiatry Nursing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54090DOI: 10.1177/1359105312464671ISI: 000325860200006PubMedID: 23325378OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-54090DiVA: diva2:515844