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FREITAS, Jênnyfer Cristina Almeida de; GUERRA, Karla Carine Moreira  and  YANO, Luciane Patrícia. Retroflexion And Breast Cancer: Predisponences And Relations With The Five Great Personality Factors. Rev. NUFEN [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, pp. 40-56. ISSN 2175-2591.

The etiology of cancer is understood multifactorially and psychosocial aspects, such as the possible predisposing characteristics of the personality are rarely considered in research. This work aimed to analyze the relationship between the contact style Retroflection of the Gestalt Approach as a possible predisposer of breast cancer. The methodological configuration consisted of (1) the accomplishment of bibliographic studies that correlated the style of retroflection contact and the Five Great Factors of personality and (2) interviews with women diagnosed with breast cancer. Regarding the relationship of retroflection with the model of the Five Large Factors, retroflection was correlated to the neuroticism and conscientiousness factors. Regarding the results of the data collection, these evidenced the use of retroflection styles in the participants. However, it was not possible to affirm that the retroflection style acts as precipitant in the development of breast cancer.

Keywords : Predisponents of breast cancer; Retroflection; The Five Big Factors.

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