Benefit finding after cancer: The role of optimism, intrusive thinking and social environment

Dunn, Jeff, Occhipinti, Stefano, Campbell, Alistair, Ferguson, Megan and Chambers, Suzanne K. (2011) Benefit finding after cancer: The role of optimism, intrusive thinking and social environment. Journal of Health Psychology, 16 1: 169-177.


Author Dunn, Jeff
Occhipinti, Stefano
Campbell, Alistair
Ferguson, Megan
Chambers, Suzanne K.
Title Benefit finding after cancer: The role of optimism, intrusive thinking and social environment
Journal name Journal of Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-1053
1461-7277
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1359105310371555
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 169
End page 177
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract Purpose: Benefit finding after cancer is common. The mechanism for this may include cognitive processing of the cancer trauma within a supportive social context.
Methods: Cross-sectional survey of 439 cancer patients assessing optimism, intrusion, avoidance, social support and constraints, anxiety, depression, QOL, benefit finding.
Results: Benefit finding was predicted by female gender, greater optimism, high intrusive thinking, high social support and constraints.
Conclusions: The role of social constraints in the generation of benefit finding is unclear. Future research should assess how the specific nature of intrusive thoughts may influence benefit finding over time and how social environment interacts with this.
© 2011 SAGE Publications.
Keyword Benefit finding
Cancer
Intrusive thinking
Optimism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print July 23, 2010.

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