24. Adaptation and Adjustment to Cancer in Later Life: A Conceptual Model

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi4 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney5
  1. Gary T. Deimling1,
  2. Boaz Kahana2 and
  3. Karen Bowman3

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch24

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Deimling, G. T., Kahana, B. and Bowman, K. (2012) Adaptation and Adjustment to Cancer in Later Life: A Conceptual Model, in Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice (eds K. M. Bellizzi and M. A. Gosney), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

  2. 5

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Sociology, Cancer Survivors Research Program, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 44106, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874424

Online ISBN: 9781118312513

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Keywords:

  • cancer “adaptation” and “adjustment”;
  • conceptual model;
  • stress–coping/cancer survivorship;
  • cancer-related stressors;
  • vulnerability and comorbidities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Adjustment and Adaptation to Cancer

  • A Conceptual Model of Adjustment to Cancer

  • Stressors

  • Quality-of-Life Outcomes as Indicators of Adjustment to Cancer

  • Summary and Implications for Future Research

  • Acknowledgment

  • References