Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of life.

@article{Boehmer2007CopingAQ,
  title={Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of life.},
  author={Sonja Boehmer and Aleksandra Luszczynska and Ralf Schwarzer},
  journal={Anxiety, stress, and coping},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={61-75}
}
Personal and social resources facilitate the adaptation to critical life events. The present study investigates whether general self-efficacy beliefs and received social support elevate cancer patients' physical, emotional, and social well-being directly, or whether these effects are rather mediated by active or meaning-focused coping. Gastrointestinal, colorectal, and lung cancer patients were approached at 1 month and at 6 months after surgery (N=175). Structural equation models indicate that… CONTINUE READING