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Runcie C.W. Chidebe: The moderating role of cognitive emotion regulation in cancer patients
Feb 28, 2024, 14:36

Runcie C.W. Chidebe: The moderating role of cognitive emotion regulation in cancer patients

Runcie C.W. Chidebe, Executive Director at Project PINK BLUE, shared on LinkedIn:

“New Publication Alert.
In this new study, my colleagues and I interrogated the moderating role of cognitive emotion regulation (CER) and the association between anxiety, depression, and cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in cancer patients.

Our findings:
1. Anxiety was positively associated with cancer-related fatigue (extreme tiredness), implying that patients who experience significant anxiety are more likely also to have cancer-related fatigue.

2. Adaptive cognitive emotion regulation (ACER, i.e., positive refocusing, putting into perspective, refocusing on planning, and positive reappraisal) had a significant negative relationship with cancer-related fatigue (extreme tiredness)CRF, implying that people who use ACER strategies are more likely to experience lower CRF compared to individuals who use lower ACER.

3. Maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation (MCER) strategies had a significant positive association with CRF (extreme tiredness), indicating that as individuals increase their use of MCER, they experience higher CRF (extreme tiredness).

Our findings will be useful to clinicians, patients, advocates, and NGO leaders. While we are working so hard to support patients physiologically, their mental health should not be ignored.

Please click here to learn more

Special thanks to Maria Chidi C Onyedibe for leading this insightful effort. Let’s do more. Please feel free to share your feedback in the comment section.”

LinkedIn: Runcie C.W. Chidebe / LinkedIn