Journal article

Posttraumatic growth as a buffer and a vulnerability for psychological distress in mothers who are breast cancer survivors

Carissa Nadia Kuswanto, Jessica Sharp, Lesley Stafford, Penelope Schofield

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study investigated the role of posttraumatic growth (PTG) in moderating the associations between parenting efficacy and psychological distress, and between fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) and psychological distress, in mothers who are breast cancer survivors. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, mothers who were breast cancer survivors (N = 91) completed the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21), Cancer-Related Parenting Self-Efficacy (CaPSE), Concerns About Cancer Recurrence (CARS) and Posttraumatic Growth Inventory Short Form (PTGI-SF). Hierarchical multiple linear regressions and simple-slope tests were used to examine the main effects of the predictors (CaPSE..

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