Contextual life stress and coping strategies as predictors of adjustment to breast cancer survivorship.

@article{Low2006ContextualLS,
  title={Contextual life stress and coping strategies as predictors of adjustment to breast cancer survivorship.},
  author={Carissa A. Low and Annette L. Stanton and Nicole Thompson and Lorna Kwan and Patricia A. Ganz},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={235-44}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The study presented here examined the influence of contextual life stress and coping strategies on change in adjustment over the year following completion of treatment for breast cancer. We also investigated whether contextual stressful life events moderate the relationship between coping strategies and adjustment, such that cancer-specific emotional approach coping processes would predict better psychosocial outcomes only in the context of lower life stress and would have… CONTINUE READING
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