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DocumentStress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-119
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2010
119 - Psychophysiological indicators of stress reactivity and disease adaptation: Attachment styles, coping and emotions regulation
Duration: 2011-03 - 2015-09
Sílvia Ouakinin, Luísa Maria Vaqueiro Lopes, Susana Filipa Gonçalves Eusébio, Marco Alberto Vicente Barreto Torrado, Isabel Maria Rolão Nabais, Graça Maria Vilhena da Cruz Gonçalves Costa Diogo
Institution(s): Centro Multidisplinar de Psicopatologia Barahona Fernandes, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Master´s power point presentation
2 Articles (previous version)
2 Conference abstract
Final report
Language: por
Ouakinin, S.
Secondary author(s):
Lopes, L., Eusébio, S., Torrado, M., Nabais, I., Diogo, G.
Number of reproductions:
Psychophysiology / Stress and health / Affective and social behavior / Attachment / Biopsychological problems / Diseases/Injuries

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-119.11
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2010
Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients
Publication year: 2015
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Research on psycho-oncology increased across literature during the last decades, pointing to links between biological, psychosocial and behavioural factors in cancer beginning and progression. This study aimed to characterize a sample of recently breast-cancer-diagnosed women, compared to a control group, regarding their stress reactivity at a psychological and autonomic levels, anger regulation and attachment styles. Eighty-seven females (52 breast cancer patients and 33 controls) respectively from Portuguese public hospitals and general population were recruited. They were assessed through psychometric measures (distress, attachment styles and anger regulation) and psychophysiological parameters of reactivity were collected. The breast cancer patients studied seem to be less anxious in their attachment patterns compared to healthy people, but they report significant distress while facing a threatening situation. This clinical group also shows lower psychophysiological reactivity, both at the baseline and confronted with different emotional eliciting stimuli. Self-directed anger was associated with the presence of anxious attachment schemes and strictly linked to the appraised distress. A predictive model suggests the impact of this pattern of anger management and an anxious attachment style in the emotional disturbance reported by these patients. Findings suggest that insecure attachment schemes, dysfunctional anger regulation strategies and a lack of psychophysiological activation may be discussed as relevant factors that modulate emotional distress associated with the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Ouakinin, S.
Secondary author(s):
Eusébio, S., Torrado, M., Silva, H., Lopes, I., Bacelar-Nicolua, L.
Document type:
Number of reproductions:
Ouakinin, S., Eusébio, S., Torrado, M., Silva, H., Nabais, I., Gonçalves, G., & Bacelar-Nicolua, L. (2015). Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 3(1), 424-438.
2-year Impact Factor: N/A
Impact factor notes: Impact factor only available since 2022
Times cited: 3|2024-02-07
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: N/A
Keywords: Distress / Attachment / Emotional regulation / Psychophysiological reactivity / Breast cancer

Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients

Stress reactivity, distress and attachment in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients