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Worry
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Construct Name: Worry
Definition of Construct: A chain of thoughts and images that are negatively affect-laden and relatively uncontrollable.
Related Content Area(s):
  • Mental Health
  • not specified
  • Physical Activity
Theoretical Foundation: Protection Motivation Theory; Common-Sense Model of Health and Illness Self-regulation; Cognitive Social Health Information Processing; Extended Parallel Process Model.

For more information: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/constructs/worry/index.html
Similar Constructs: Risk, Fear, Regret
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(Last Updated: 12/19/2013 9:19:21 AM by allison ottenbacher)

     

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