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Cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention decreases the prevalence of depression and enhances benefit finding among women under treatment for early-stage breast cancer.
The authors tested effects of a 10-week group cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention among 100 women newly treated for Stage 0-II breast cancer. The intervention reduced prevalence ofExpand
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Optimistic personality and psychosocial well-being during treatment predict psychosocial well-being among long-term survivors of breast cancer.
In considering well-being among survivors of life-threatening illnesses such as breast cancer, 2 important questions are whether there is continuity between initial adjustment and longer termExpand
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Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5 to 8 years after diagnosis.
Cancer patients experience positive as well as adverse consequences from diagnosis and treatment. The study reported here examined longer term reverberations of such experiences. A set ofExpand
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How stress management improves quality of life after treatment for breast cancer.
The range of effects of psychosocial interventions on quality of life among women with breast cancer remains uncertain. Furthermore, it is unclear which components of multimodal interventions accountExpand
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The influence of bio-behavioural factors on tumour biology: pathways and mechanisms
Epidemiological studies indicate that stress, chronic depression and lack of social support might serve as risk factors for cancer development and progression. Recent cellular and molecular studiesExpand
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Finding benefit in breast cancer: Relations with personality, coping, and concurrent well-being
Cancer patients experience positive as well as adverse consequences from cancer diagnosis and treatment. The work reported here was part of an effort to characterize the experiences of benefitExpand
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Do sociodemographic and disease‐related variables influence benefit‐finding in cancer patients?
This study examined patients' perceptions that having cancer led to positive life changes, or benefit‐finding (BF), e.g. improved relationships, enhanced appreciation of life, increased resilienceExpand
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Social support, positive states of mind, and HIV treatment adherence in men and women living with HIV/AIDS.
Numerous studies have linked social support to better medication adherence among illness groups, but few have examined potential mechanisms for this relationship. Relationships were examined betweenExpand
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Curvilinear associations between benefit finding and psychosocial adjustment to breast cancer.
Two previously studied cohorts of women with nonmetastatic breast cancer (Ns = 230 and 136) were reexamined. Participants were assessed during the year after surgery and 5-8 years later. AssociationsExpand
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Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management Reduces Serum Cortisol By Enhancing Benefit Finding Among Women Being Treated for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Objective This study examined the effects of a cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) group intervention on serum cortisol levels in women being treated for stage I or II breast cancer.Expand
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