Traumatic distress and positive changes in advanced cancer patients.

@article{Mystakidou2007TraumaticDA,
  title={Traumatic distress and positive changes in advanced cancer patients.},
  author={Kyriaki Mystakidou and Efi Parpa and Eleni Tsilika and Maria Pathiaki and Antonis Galanos and Lambros Vlahos},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={270-6}
}
This study investigated the traumatic distress and posttraumatic growth in 58 advanced cancer patients receiving palliative treatment in a Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit. The patients completed the Greek version of the Impact of Events Scale-Revised and the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory. Statistically significant associations were found among Impact of Events Scale-Revised-Greek "Relating to Others" (r = 0.311, P = .017), "New Possibilities" ( r = 0.248, P = .050), and "Appreciation of… CONTINUE READING

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