Relationships between quality of life and finding benefits in a diagnosis of colorectal cancer

Rinaldis, Machelle, Pakenham, Kenneth I. and Lynch, Brigid M. (2010) Relationships between quality of life and finding benefits in a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. British Journal of Psychology, 101 2: 259-275. doi:10.1348/000712609X448676


Author Rinaldis, Machelle
Pakenham, Kenneth I.
Lynch, Brigid M.
Title Relationships between quality of life and finding benefits in a diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Journal name British Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-1269
2044-8295
Publication date 2010-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1348/000712609X448676
Volume 101
Issue 2
Start page 259
End page 275
Total pages 17
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This longitudinal study investigated relations between benefit-finding domains and outcome measures. Participants were 1,757 individuals diagnosed with colorectal cancer. A written questionnaire and telephone interview were completed at 5-months (Time 1) and 12-months post-diagnosis (Time 2). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed three psychometrically sound factors: personal growth, interpersonal growth, and acceptance. Results of regression analyses were conducted and found that Time 1 benefit-finding domains accounted for significant amounts of variance in Time 1 positive affect and cancer-related quality of life (both the aggregate score and its social/family, functional, and colorectal cancer-specific well-being subscales). Time 1 personal growth also predicted Time 1 psychological distress. After controlling for Time 1 positive affect, personal growth continued to predict Time 2 positive affect. Results delineate the benefit-finding domains in the context of colorectal cancer and their differential links with outcome measures cross-sectionally, and longitudinally. These findings have implications for theory building and the measurement of benefit-finding. © The British Psychological Society.
Keyword Predictors
Affect balance scale
Stage breast-cancer
Dimentional structure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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