Rebecca Schlegel

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This report is a review of studies that focus on rural breast cancer survivorship. It includes a total of 14 studies using large databases and 27 other studies using qualitative and quantitative methods. In our review of this literature, we identified four broad themes, including access to treatment and treatment type, medical providers and health(More)
A number of philosophical and psychological theories suggest the true self is an important contributor to well-being. The present research examined whether the cognitive accessibility of the true self-concept would predict the experience of meaning in life. To ensure that any observed effects were due to the true self-concept rather than to the self-concept(More)
Many studies have revealed that individual differences in coping responses to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are associated with psychological adjustment. The vast majority of these studies, however, focus exclusively on urban breast cancer survivors despite that rural breast cancer survivors are likely to have distinct experiences both in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the moderating influence of rural residence on the associations between health locus of control (HLC) beliefs and psychological well-being. METHOD Two hundred and twenty-four breast cancer patients were surveyed. RESULTS The results revealed that rurality interacted with HLC beliefs in predicting psychological adjustment.(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing an in-home expressive-writing intervention among breast cancer survivors living in urban and rural areas. DESIGN Women who had completed radiation therapy were selected to participate in either expressive writing or a usual-care control condition. SETTING All materials(More)
The purpose of the current research was twofold. First, a pilot study was conducted in which participants were asked to recall any memorable gay or lesbian television or film character and complete a survey about their perceptions of the character. Results indicated that over two-thirds of heterosexual participants recalled either Ellen or Will, and(More)