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Posttraumatic growth following breast cancer: a controlled comparison study.
- M. Cordova, L. Cunningham, C. Carlson, M. Andrykowski
- PsychologyHealth psychology : official journal of the…
- 1 May 2001
The BC group showed a pattern of greater posttraumatic growth, particularly in relating to others, appreciation of life, and spiritual change, which was positively associated with perceived life-threat, prior talking about breast cancer, income, and time since diagnosis.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals: Results From a Randomized Trial
Results from this prospective randomized controlled pilot study suggest that an 8-week MBSR intervention may be effective for reducing stress and increasing quality of life and self-compassion in health care professionals.
Breast Cancer as Trauma: Posttraumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth
- M. Cordova, J. Giese-Davis, M. Golant, C. Kronenwetter, V. Chang, D. Spiegel
- PsychologyJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical…
- 13 November 2007
Diagnosis and treatment of cancer has been associated with both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and posttraumatic growth (PTG). This cross-sectional study sought to assess the…
Frequency and correlates of posttraumatic-stress-disorder-like symptoms after treatment for breast cancer.
- M. Cordova, M. Andrykowski, D. Kenady, P. Mcgrath, D. Sloan, W. Redd
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
- 1 December 1995
Quality of life (QOL) and PTSD-like symptoms were assessed in women posttreatment for breast cancer to suggest that in survivors of breast cancer, these symptoms might be fairly common, may exceed the base rate of these symptoms in the general population, are associated with reports of poorer QOL, and warrant further research and clinical attention.
Post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer.
Symptom Structure of PTSD Following Breast Cancer
- M. Cordova, J. Studts, D. Hann, P. Jacobsen, M. Andrykowski
- PsychologyJournal of traumatic stress
- 1 April 2000
Findings provide some tentative support for the DSM-IV clustering of PTSD symptoms and for the validity of cancer-related PTSD.
The effect of peer counseling on quality of life following diagnosis of breast cancer: an observational study
It is indicated that peer navigation may halt a decline in quality of life that is commonly found in the first year following breast cancer diagnosis, and careful training and supervision of Navigators is crucial to overall success.
Stability and change in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms following breast cancer treatment: a 1‐year follow‐up
The research suggested that women with greater PTSD symptoms at the initial interview were less likely to participate in the follow‐up interview and some evidence suggested that decreases in PCLC scores between the two study assessments were associated with greater social support and experience of fewer traumatic stressors prior to breast cancer diagnosis.
Psychological impact of benign breast biopsy: a longitudinal, comparative study.
The impact of benign breast biopsy on distress and perceptions of risk for breast cancer (BC) was examined and dispositional, demographic, educational, clinical, and cognitive variables were associated with baseline levels of BC-specific distress or persistence of distress.
Change in emotion-regulation strategy for women with metastatic breast cancer following supportive-expressive group therapy.
- J. Giese-Davis, C. Koopman, D. Spiegel
- PsychologyJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
- 1 August 2002
Evidence is provided that emotion-focused therapy can help women with advanced breast cancer to become more expressive without becoming more hostile, and significant change was observed with treatment.