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
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..View full abstract
Carissa Nadia Kuswanto received PhD scholarship from Swinburne University of Technology for her research throughout her Clinical Psychology candidature. Jessica Sharp, Lesley Stafford and Penelope Schofield received no financial support for the research, authorship, and publication of this article.