Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5 to 8 years after diagnosis.

@article{Carver2004FindingBI,
  title={Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5 to 8 years after diagnosis.},
  author={Charles S Carver and Michael H. Antoni},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={595-8}
}
Cancer patients experience positive as well as adverse consequences from diagnosis and treatment. The study reported here examined longer term reverberations of such experiences. A set of benefit-finding items along with measures of well-being were completed by 230 early-stage breast cancer patients in the year postsurgery. Four to 7 years later, 96 of them again completed measures of well-being. Controlling for initial distress and depression, initial benefit finding in this sample predicted… CONTINUE READING

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