Variables related to stress-related growth among Turkish breast cancer patients

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The present study aimed to examine the validation of the use of the stress-related growth scale and the variables related to stress-related growth among Turkish breast cancer patients. Participants were 90 breast cancer patients. Consistent with the literature, results revealed that both social support and problem-solving coping strategies related to higher levels of stress-related growth. Furthermore, income level of the participants and depression scores were also found to be associated with stress-related growth. From these variables, social support and problem-solving coping were found to be positively associated with stress-related growth whereas income level and depression scores were found to be negatively associated with stress-related growth. These findings were discussed in the light of relevant literature. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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