Direct and buffering effects of social support among gynecologic cancer survivors.

@article{Carpenter2010DirectAB,
  title={Direct and buffering effects of social support among gynecologic cancer survivors.},
  author={Kristen M. Carpenter and Jeffrey M. Fowler and G. Larry Maxwell and Barbara Lee Andersen},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          79-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND There are few studies of QoL among long-term gynecologic cancer survivors; available data suggest significant sequelae of disease and treatment. Research clarifying circumstances that improve difficult survivorship trajectories is lacking. PURPOSE The present study examines whether social support moderates the relationship between physical functioning and psychological outcomes by testing the stress-buffering hypothesis. METHODS Participants (N = 260) were gynecologic cancer… CONTINUE READING
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