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Posttraumatic growth following a cancer diagnosis: Do world assumptions contribute?

I Carboon, VA Anderson, A Pollard, J Szer, JF Seymour

Traumatology | Published : 2005

Abstract

This longitudinal study explored cognitive predictors of posttraumatic growth (PTG) among 62 adults undergoing treatment for newly diagnosed cancer. Examined were the contribution of assumptive world beliefs, cognitive avoidance, cognitive intrusions, sociodemographic and illness-related factors to PTG. All predictors were measured during treatment (M: 37 days postdiagnosis) for a hematologic cancer (T1). World assumptions were measured again along with PTG following primary treatment completion (M: 184 days post-diagnosis [T2]). Multiple regression analyses were conducted to predict the five domains of PTG. The results of the analyses indicated that assumptions of justice and luck positivel..

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