Stress-Related Growth Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Examination of an Explanatory Model

  title={Stress-Related Growth Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS: Examination of an Explanatory Model},
  author={K. Siegel and E. Schrimshaw and Sheindy Pretter},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  • K. Siegel, E. Schrimshaw, Sheindy Pretter
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • Despite the increasing interest in the perceived benefits or growth resulting from stress and illness, there has been little investigation of the correlates of this stress-related growth, particularly among HIV-infected individuals. Following the Schaefer and Moos model (1992;1998), the association of affective states, coping, stressor characteristics, individual resources, and social resources with stress-related growth was examined among 138 women living with HIV/AIDS. Most women (63… CONTINUE READING
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