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 R. A. Gordon 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
        }
}
  • Charles S Carver, R. A. Gordon Smith, +3 authors Robert P Derhagopian
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 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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