Elizabeth F. Tracey

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We examined the association between different types of prayer and depressive symptoms—with rumination and social support as potential mediators—in a sample of predominantly White, Christian, and female ambulatory cancer patients. In a cross-sectional design, 179 adult cancer outpatients completed measures of prayer, rumination, social support, depressive(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore the meaning, function, and focus of prayer for patients with advanced cancer, and to identify the effects of prayer on their coping. RESEARCH APPROACH Qualitative, descriptive design using focus groups. SETTING Three cancer centers that are part of a university-affiliated comprehensive cancer network in the northeastern(More)
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