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A Model to Predict Psychological- and Health-Related Adjustment in Men with Prostate Cancer: The Role of Post Traumatic Growth, Physical Post Traumatic Growth, Resilience and Mindfulness

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Psychology, February 2018
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Title
A Model to Predict Psychological- and Health-Related Adjustment in Men with Prostate Cancer: The Role of Post Traumatic Growth, Physical Post Traumatic Growth, Resilience and Mindfulness
Published in
Frontiers in Psychology, February 2018
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00136
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Deirdre M. J. Walsh, Todd G. Morrison, Ronan J. Conway, Eamonn Rogers, Francis J. Sullivan, AnnMarie Groarke

Abstract

Background: Post traumatic growth (PTG) can be defined as positive change following a traumatic event. The current conceptualization of PTG encompasses five main dimensions, however, there is no dimension which accounts for the distinct effect of a physical trauma on PTG. The purpose of the present research was to test the role of PTG, physical post traumatic growth (PPTG), resilience and mindfulness in predicting psychological and health related adjustment.Method:Ethical approval was obtained from relevant institutional ethics committees. Participants (N= 241), who were at least 1 year post prostate cancer treatment, were invited to complete a battery of questionnaires either through an online survey or a paper and pencil package received in the post The sample ranged in age from 44 to 88 years (M= 64.02,SD= 7.76). Data were analysis using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling.Results:The physical post traumatic growth inventory (P-PTGI) was used to evaluate the role of PPTG in predicting adjustment using structural equation modeling. P-PTGI predicted lower distress and improvement of quality of life, whereas conversely, the traditional PTG measure was linked with poor adjustment. The relationship between resilience and adjustment was found to be mediated by P-PTGI.Conclusion:Findings suggest the central role of PTG in the prostate cancer survivorship experience is enhanced by the inclusion of PPTG. Adjusting to a physical trauma such as illness (internal transgressor) is unlike a trauma with an external transgressor as the physical trauma creates an entirely different framework for adjustment. The current study demonstrates the impact of PPTG on adjustment. This significantly adds to the theory of the development of PTG by highlighting the interplay of resilience with PTG, PPTG, and adjustment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 100 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 15%
Student > Bachelor 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 11%
Researcher 10 10%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 22 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 47 47%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 7%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 24 24%

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