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Psychosocial correlates of benefit finding in breast cancer survivors in China

Published on Nov 1, 2017in Journal of Health Psychology2.256
· DOI :10.1177/1359105316637839
Kuang-Yi Wen12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University Health System),
Xiang S. Ma4
Estimated H-index: 4
(TU: Temple University)
+ 4 AuthorsGrace X. Ma29
Estimated H-index: 29
(TU: Temple University)
Abstract
Breast cancer is number one in incidence and sixth in mortality among all cancers of women in China. Prior work identified positive consequences following diagnosis and treatment, including benefit finding among breast cancer survivors from Western countries. This study evaluated psychosocial correlates of benefit finding in breast cancer survivors in China. A total of 148 participants completed measures of coping, perceived stress, depressive symptoms, social support, and benefit finding. Results indicated that benefit finding was positively related to active coping and negatively related to depression. Future research may evaluate whether interventions to enhance active coping will improve outcomes among Chinese breast cancer survivors.
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