Adjusting to chronic illness: Time for a unified theory

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 8/11/2013 11:17

What is already known? Adapting to chronic illness is a phrase commonly used in health psychology. Common operationalizations include presence or absence of psychopathology, or low negative affect and good functional status. A variety of models are currently used to study adaptation to chronic illness.

Moss-Morris R. Adjusting to chronic illness: Time for a unified theory. Br J Health Psychol. 2013; 18(4): 681 686. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjhp.12072/abstract;jsessionid=CF561D6F862315CFF8E57D3F46834182.f03t04


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Each explain some variance in adjustment outcomes. What does this editorial add? An argument for a consistent overarching theory that is specific to the process of adaptation to chronic illness. Adaptation is characterized as a return to equilibrium after critical illness events or stressors. A new working model of adapting to chronic illness.


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