Randomized, controlled trial of written emotional expression and benefit finding in breast cancer patients.

@article{Stanton2002RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized, controlled trial of written emotional expression and benefit finding in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Annette L. Stanton and Sharon Danoff-Burg and Lisa A Sworowski and Charlotte A. Collins and Ann D. Branstetter and Alicia Rodriguez-Hanley and Sarah B Kirk and Jennifer L Austenfeld},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 20},
  pages={4160-8}
}
PURPOSE Expressing emotions and finding benefits regarding stressful experiences have been associated in correlational research with positive adjustment. A randomized trial was performed to compare effects of experimentally induced written emotional disclosure and benefit finding with a control condition on physical and psychological adjustment to breast cancer and to test whether outcomes varied as a function of participants' cancer-related avoidance. PATIENTS AND METHODS Early-stage breast… CONTINUE READING
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