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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


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Relationships of Subjective and Objective Factors in the Process of Forming the Internal Picture of the Disease and Coping Behavior 225

Wasserman L.I., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Medical Psychology and Psychophysiology, Psychological Faculty, Saint Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia,
Chugunov D.N., PhD in Psychology, medical psychologist, Psychoneurological dispensary №4, St.Petersburg, Russia,
Schyolkova O.Yu., Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chief of the Department, Department of Medical Psychology and Psychophysiology, St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia,
The paper deals with methodological issues related to the link between the processes of forming the internal picture of the disease and coping behavior in the dynamics of the subjective and objective factors of the psychosocial functioning of the personality. From our point of view, there are significant stages, implying the association of the components of the internal picture of the disease, as well as the personal meaning of health and coping behavior. The variants of their interdependence in the structure of the integral adaptation process are considered, which, in turn, determines the patient’s essential understanding and assessment of the quality of life (QOL) in the actual life situation.

Keywords: internal picture of the disease, the system of personal relations, coping with stress behavior, coping behavior, quality of life

Column: Special topic: coping with stress and difficult life situations


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