Assessing the psychological predictors of benefit finding in patients with head and neck cancer.

@article{Llewellyn2013AssessingTP,
  title={Assessing the psychological predictors of benefit finding in patients with head and neck cancer.},
  author={Carrie Llewellyn and Debbie J Horney and Mark McGurk and John A. Weinman and Jim Herold and Keith Altman and Helen E. Smith},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={97-105}
}
BACKGROUND Some individuals are able to gain psychological benefits from illness and adversity, such as a greater sense of purpose and closer relationships, termed 'benefit finding' (BF). The main aim of this study was to explore the extent to which BF is reported in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). Secondary aims were to establish the relationships between BF, other patient-reported outcomes and predictive factors such as coping strategy and level of optimism. METHODS This repeat… CONTINUE READING
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