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.

  1. Lazarus RS, & Folkman, S. Stress, appraisal, and coping. New York: Springer; 1984.
  2. Head B, Harris L, Kayser K, Martin A, Smith L. As if the disease was not enough: coping with the financial consequences of cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2018;26(3):975-87. Epub 2017/10/13. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3918-y. PubMed PMID: 29022102.
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