Special Issue "Body Image among Cancer Survivors: New Theoretical Frameworks and Psychological Interventions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1364
Interests: body image in cancer patients and survivors
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To date, the increase in cancer survival rates has led to a rise in people living with chronic conditions. The average increase in life expectancy involves complex psychological needs and daily issues. In particular, oncological treatments and their related side-effects impact individuals' perception of their own body. Even years after oncological treatments, survivors often need to find a new balance between "Who I am currently" and "Who I would like to be" on an identity level, integrating personal health within their chronic condition. Research in psychology is required to propose new epistemological frameworks and models to promote a positive body image after cancer. In this Special Issue, we invite authors to enrich the current national and international debates with contributions that would improve the prevention and treatment of patients regarding their body image. Reviews, case and brief reports, research papers and longitudinal studies conducted using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods within different types of cancer are welcome.
Dr. Valeria Sebri
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- breast cancer patients and survivors
- body image
- psychological intervention