Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2016

Posttraumatic Growth and Its Correlates in an Indian Setting

Shweta Tandon

PhD, Assistant Professor, CNBC Hospital, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Seema Mehrotra

PhD, Professor, Dept of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.014/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.014


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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016