The Emotional Well-Being and Ecoonomic Burden Research Network (EMOT-ECON) is an initiative to advance research and generate new knowledge about the impact of economic burden of disease on emotional well-being.

Conceptual Framework

The EMOT-ECON conceptual model is adapted from an established coping theory. [1]

The primary appraisal of the economic burden, i.e., potential stressor, may be influenced by a number of health, demographic, social, socioeconomic, and psychological factors.

If economic burden of disease is appraised as a stressor, then secondary appraisal may lead to different emotion- and problem- focused coping. Ultimately, the coping behaviors may impact emotional well-being positively or negatively. This framework includes coping behaviors that cancer patients with financial burden adopt. [2]

This framework will serve as a guide to the work of the Network. As the literature expands, this conceptual model will too develop.

Seminar Series

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RFAs and Projects

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Who should join EMOT-ECON?

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Patients Caregivers and Advocates

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Improving the emotional well-being of patients and caregivers who experience financial issues due to illness.


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