Published: 21 July 2014
Author(s): Ilaria Cutica, Gordon Mc Vie, Gabriella Pravettoni

Although the fashion for the “personalised” or “stratified” approach to medicine is valuable in exploiting the omic signatures of the individual patient, too little attention has been paid to the influence of psychological and cognitive factors in the care process. The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of those individual psycho-cognitive components in affecting how people act to prevent, cope and react to illness, decide about different therapeutic options, interact with health care providers, and adhere to treatment.


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