Features of the Motivational Level of the Internal Picture of the Disease in Patients Maxillofacial Surgery



The present study was carried out in line with the traditional domestic psychosomatic representations about the internal picture of the disease. The sample included 62 patients in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery. With the help of a battery of techniques, substantially complementary, identified qualitative and quantitative features of the internal picture of the disease (WKB) in patients, male and female. It was found that barrier personal meaning of illness comes to the fore in the whole sample, but men are distinguished distrustful, cautious attitude to the recommendations of doctors and the whole treatment. Found significant sex differences of value orientations and strategies of coping behavior, which it is advisable to take into account when designing programs of psychological support of this group of patients in a hospital.

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Keywords: psychosomatic medicine, internal picture of the disease, the motivational level of internal picture of the disease, patients maxillofacial surgery, sex differences

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2015040403

For citation: Lukovtseva Z.V., Litovka T.A. Features of the Motivational Level of the Internal Picture of the Disease in Patients Maxillofacial Surgery [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 29–49. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2015040403. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Zoya V. Lukovtseva, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3033-498X, e-mail: sverchokk@list.ru

T. A. Litovka, Counseling Psychologist, Counseling Psychologist, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: litovka.tatyana@mail.ru



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