Psychosocial factors associated with posttraumatic stress and growth in Australian women with ovarian cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):470-483. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

a School of Psychology, Deakin University, Burwood Highway , Burwood , Victoria , Australia.

The study examined psychosocial factors (quality of life, depression, anxiety, optimism, coping, and social support) in relation to symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) in 108 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Canonical correlational analysis showed that both PTSD and PTG were related to poorer quality of life, lack of social supports, and avoidant coping styles. However, higher PTG was also associated with the use of meaning and social support to cope with their experience. The findings highlight both negative and positive posttraumatic outcomes but longitudinal studies are now needed to more fully evaluate these relationships.

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