Effects of optimism, interpersonal relationships, and distress on psychosexual well-being among women with early stage breast cancer

@article{Wimberly2008EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of optimism, interpersonal relationships, and distress on psychosexual well-being among women with early stage breast cancer},
  author={Sarah R. Wimberly and Charles S Carver and Michael H Antoni},
  journal={Psychology \& Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={57 - 72}
}
This study examined associations between optimism, social support, and distress as they relate to psychosexual well-being among 136 women with Stage 0, I, and II breast cancer. Women were assessed immediately post-surgery and 3, 6, and 12 months post-surgery. Results support two cross-sectional mediation models. The first model indicates that patients who are more optimistic experience greater psychosexual well-being (i.e., feel more feminine, attractive, and sexually desirable) partly because… Expand
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