Posttraumatic growth in long term breast cancer survivors: relation to coping, social support and cognitive processing.

@article{Lelorain2012PosttraumaticGI,
  title={Posttraumatic growth in long term breast cancer survivors: relation to coping, social support and cognitive processing.},
  author={Sophie Lelorain and Philippe A Tessier and Agn{\`e}s Florin and Ang{\'e}lique Bonnaud-Antignac},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={627-39}
}
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) has rarely been studied in long term breast cancer survivors using open interviews. In order to address the issue of how women integrate PTG in their overall cancer experience, 28 open interviews concerning changes after cancer were carried out with 5- to 15-year survivors. The analysis of results, performed using Alceste software, revealed one thematic class of PTG which was specific to women with high coping and social support and active cognitive processing. PTG… CONTINUE READING
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