Psychological Distress Based on Cognitive, Metacognitive, and Metaemotional Components in Cancer Patients

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Introduction: the role of cognitive, metacognitive and metaemotional factors in psychological distress has been clearly confirmed. The current research study aims to examine a psychological distress model based on intolerance of uncertainty and emotional schemas of cancer patients with the mediating role of metacognitive beliefs and cognitive avoidance. Method: regarding the methodology, the present study relies on correlation and structural equation modeling. The study sample included ۳۰۰ cancer patients who visited various hospitals in Tehran and completed the questionnaires of uncertainty intolerance, stress, depression and anxiety, emotional schemas, metacognitive beliefs, and cognitive avoidance. Results: findings demonstrated that the proposed model has appropriate fitness among cancer patients. Also, the relationship between mediating variables and endogenous and exogenous variables is significant. The variables under investigation explained ۴۶ percent of psychological distress variance in the patients.Conclusion: Psychological distress in cancer patients is affected by interaction of excessive emotional states, intolerance of uncertainty, such as metacognitive beliefs and emotional schemas.


Somayeh Hashemizadeh

PhD Candidate.Department of Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic . Azad University, Tehran. Iran

Mahdieh Salehi

Assistant Professor in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic . Azad University, Tehran. Iran

Amin Rafiepoor

Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

Afsaneh Ghanbaripanah

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran