Correlates of post-traumatic stress symptoms and growth in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Shand2015CorrelatesOP,
  title={Correlates of post-traumatic stress symptoms and growth in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Lyndel K Shand and S Cowlishaw and Joanne E Brooker and Sue Burney and Lina A. Ricciardelli},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={624-34}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to examine the relationships among demographic, medical, and psychosocial factors and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and post-traumatic growth (PTG) in oncology populations. METHOD A systematic search identified k = 116 relevant studies published between 1990 and 2012. Meta-analyses synthesized results from studies that reported data on correlates of PTSS (k = 26) or PTG (k = 48). A meta-analysis was performed for k = 5 studies reporting the… CONTINUE READING