Posttraumatic growth in non-Hispanic White and Hispanic women with cervical cancer.

@article{Smith2008PosttraumaticGI,
  title={Posttraumatic growth in non-Hispanic White and Hispanic women with cervical cancer.},
  author={Bruce W. Smith and J. J. M. van Dalen and Jennifer F Bernard and Kathy B. Baumgartner},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={91-109}
}
This study examined posttraumatic growth (PTG) in Non-Hispanic White (NHW; n = 132) and Hispanic (HISP; n = 51) women who had been diagnosed with cervical cancer. Participants completed measures of PTG, spirituality, optimism, stage of cancer, and demographics variables. The results showed that women with cervical cancer reported PTG but at lower levels than in studies of women with breast cancer. Greater spirituality and more advanced cancer stage predicted more PTG, but optimism did not… CONTINUE READING

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