| Published: December 25, 2016
Posttraumatic Growth and Its Correlates in an Indian Setting
The present study aimed at exploring the extent and nature of self reported posttraumatic growth (PTG) as well as the association of posttraumatic growth with psychosocial resources, meaning making, coping & psychological outcomes following cancer diagnosis in a heterogeneous sample of thirty Indians undergoing treatment at two points. Results indicated that post traumatic growth (PTG) was reported by almost all study participants. Patients in the early stage of the disease reported more positive changes in the aftermath of the diagnosis than those with advanced disease .Among the psychosocial resources, self efficacy, social support and emotional processing and adaptive coping strategies namely information seeking and support seeking were positively related with PTG. Patients with positive and fate illness appraisals also reported higher PTG as did those with lower depression and higher quality of life.
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© 2016, S Tandon, S Mehrotra
Received: October 13, 2016; Revision Received: November 15, 2016; Accepted: December 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016