Development, confirmation, and validation of a measure of coping with colorectal cancer: a longitudinal investigation

Rinaldis, Machelle, Pakenham, Kenneth I., Lynch, Brigid M. and Aitken, Joanne F. (2009) Development, confirmation, and validation of a measure of coping with colorectal cancer: a longitudinal investigation. Psycho-Oncology, 18 6: 624-633. doi:10.1002/pon.1436


Author Rinaldis, Machelle
Pakenham, Kenneth I.
Lynch, Brigid M.
Aitken, Joanne F.
Title Development, confirmation, and validation of a measure of coping with colorectal cancer: a longitudinal investigation
Journal name Psycho-Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1057-9249
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/pon.1436
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 6
Start page 624
End page 633
Total pages 10
Editor Jimmie C. Holland
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject C1
1701 Psychology
1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Abstract Objective: This longitudinal study developed and confirmed the factor structure of the 32-item Coping with Colorectal Cancer (CCRC) measure. Reliabitity and validity of the measure were also assessed.
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Objective: This longitudinal study developed and confirmed the factor structure of the 32-item Coping with Colorectal Cancer (CCRC) measure. Reliability and validity of the measure were also assessed.

Methods: Participants were 1800 individuals diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC). A written questionnaire and a telephone interview were completed at 5 (Time 1) and 12 months post-diagnosis (Time 2).

Results: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed eight mostly empirically distinct subscales: Positive Perceptual Change, Religion/Spirituality, Rumination, Acceptance, Humour, Palliative, Seeking Social Support, and Lifestyle Reorganisation. Internal reliabilities were adequate and comparable to other coping measures, and test–retest analyses showed moderate temporal stability of the subscales. Cross-sectional and longitudinal regression analyses were conducted to establish criterion-related validity. As hypothesised, after controlling for demographics, disease/treatment, and stress/coping variables, regression analyses showed that CCRC subscales uniquely predicted Time 1 quality of life (QOL) outcomes (positive affect, cancer-related QOL, psychological distress). After controlling for Time 1 QOL, Seeking Social Support coping continued to predict Time 2 positive affect.

Conclusions: Results demonstrated the preliminary validity and reliability of the CCRC subscales, and have extended the cancer coping research by revealing new relations between coping subscales and QOL in a mixed-gender, older population with CRC. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Keyword coping
oncology
colorectal cancer
quality of life
stress
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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