Posttraumatic growth and health-related quality of life in a racially diverse cohort of breast cancer survivors.

  title={Posttraumatic growth and health-related quality of life in a racially diverse cohort of breast cancer survivors.},
  author={Keith M. Bellizzi and Ashley Wilder Smith and Bryce B Reeve and Catherine M. Alfano and Leslie Bernstein and Kathy Meeske and Kathy B. Baumgartner and Rachel R Ballard-Barbash},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  volume={15 4},
This study examined the relationship between race, religiosity, and posttraumatic growth as well as the association between growth and physical and mental health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in breast cancer survivors (N = 802; M age = 57.2). Multivariate analyses revealed that African American breast cancer survivors reported higher levels of posttraumatic growth than White women. However, this relationship was mediated by religiosity. We found an inverse association with growth and mental… CONTINUE READING

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