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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, finding that the intervention reduced prevalence of moderate depression and increased generalized optimism. Expand
Optimistic personality and psychosocial well-being during treatment predict psychosocial well-being among long-term survivors of breast cancer.
There is substantial continuity of subjective well-being across many years among survivors of breast cancer, rooted partly in personality and social connection. Expand
Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5 to 8 years after diagnosis.
Controlling for initial distress and depression, initial benefit finding in this sample predicted lower distress and Depression at follow-up. Expand
Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Intrusive Thoughts, Loss, and Immune Function after Hurricane Andrew
Loss was a key correlate of both posttraumatic symptoms and immune measures, and evidence was found for new onset of sleep problems as a mediator of the posttraumatic symptom - NKCC relationship. Expand
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
Do sociodemographic and disease‐related variables influence benefit‐finding in cancer patients?
Patients' perceptions that having cancer led to positive life changes, or benefit‐finding (BF), e.g. improved relationships, enhanced appreciation of life, increased resilience and self‐reliance are examined, suggesting stage of disease is an important factor to consider when investigating positive perceptions of disease in individuals with cancer. Expand
The influence of bio-behavioural factors on tumour biology: pathways and mechanisms
This review integrates clinical, cellular and molecular studies to provide a mechanistic understanding of the interface between biological and behavioural influences in cancer, and identifies novel behavioural or pharmacological interventions that might help improve cancer outcomes. Expand
Social support, positive states of mind, and HIV treatment adherence in men and women living with HIV/AIDS.
Examination of relationships between social support, depression, positive states of mind (PSOM), and medication adherence among HIV positive men who have sex with men and women on highly active antiretroviral therapy showed that greater social support and PSOM related to better adherence whereas higher depression scores related to nonadherence. Expand
How stress management improves quality of life after treatment for breast cancer.
This intervention had beneficial effects on diverse aspects of quality of life after treatment for breast cancer, which appear linked to a specific stress management skill taught in the intervention. Expand
A randomized clinical trial of group-based cognitive-behavioral stress management in localized prostate cancer: Development of stress management skills improves quality of life and benefit finding
Results support the use of group-based cognitive-behavioral interventions in promoting QoL and BF in this population of men recovering from treatment for localized prostate cancer. Expand