Optimistic personality and psychosocial well-being during treatment predict psychosocial well-being among long-term survivors of breast cancer.

@article{Carver2005OptimisticPA,
  title={Optimistic personality and psychosocial well-being during treatment predict psychosocial well-being among long-term survivors of breast cancer.},
  author={Charles S Carver and Roselyn G. Smith and Michael H. Antoni and Vida M. Petronis and Sharlene Weiss and Robert P. Derhagopian},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={508-16}
}
In considering well-being among survivors of life-threatening illnesses such as breast cancer, 2 important questions are whether there is continuity between initial adjustment and longer term adjustment and what role personality plays in long-term adjustment. In this research, a sample of 163 early stage breast cancer patients whose psychosocial adjustment was first assessed during the year after surgery completed the same measures 5-13 years after surgery. Initial reports of well-being were… CONTINUE READING
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