Post-traumatic growth among cardiac outpatients: degree comparison with other chronic illness samples and correlates.

@article{Leung2010PosttraumaticGA,
  title={Post-traumatic growth among cardiac outpatients: degree comparison with other chronic illness samples and correlates.},
  author={Y. W. Leung and Shannon Gravely-Witte and Alison Macpherson and Jane Irvine and Donna Eileen Stewart and Sherry L Grace},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={1049-63}
}
This study evaluated the sociodemographic, clinical and behavioral correlates of post-traumatic growth (PTG) in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, and the degree of PTG compared to other patient groups. Using a prospective design, 1497 CAD outpatients completed a survey assessing potential PTG correlates. A total of 1268 responded to a nine-month follow-up survey assessing PTG. Significant PTG correlates were being younger, non-white, having lower income, functional status, and depressive… CONTINUE READING
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