Life Change and Illness Studies: Past History and Future Directions.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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A selected review of life changes and illness studies are presented which illustrate both the diversity of samples that have been tested in these studies as well as the generally positive results which have been obtained. Although early retrospective work in this field led to simplisitic explanations, later prospective studies have begun to illustrate the several intervening variables which occur between subjects recent life change experiences and their subsequent symptomatology and disease. A life change and illness model is presented to illustrate key intervening variables. The authors believe that future research in the field of life change and illness should concentrate on further delineations of these variables--an effort necessitating active collaboration between social and medical scientists. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research