Variable Details:

Source:

Reifenstein, Karen (2007), "Care-Seeking Behaviors of African American Women with Breast Cancer Symptoms", Research in Nursing and health, 30, 542-557.
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Variable



Definition:

  • The person’s response to a symptom that allows her to function under less psychic stress by minimizing the importance or significance of the symptom.


Item(s):

  • Did you think that the breast change would disappear or go away?


Citations:

  • Folkman, S., and R.S. Lazarus (1988), "Ways of Coping Questionnaire test booklet", Redwood City, CA, Consulting Psychologists Press.