Variables related to stress-related growth among Turkish breast cancer patients

KARANCI A. N. , Erkam A.

STRESS AND HEALTH, vol.23, no.5, pp.315-322, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/smi.1154
  • Title of Journal : STRESS AND HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-322
  • Keywords: stress-related growth, social support, depression scores, problem-solving coping, POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH, PERSPECTIVES, EMOTIONS, BENEFITS, ILLNESS, GENDER, EVENT


The present study aimed to examine the validation of the use of the stress-related growth scale and the variables related to stress-related growth among Turkish breast cancer patients. Participants were 90 breast cancer patients. Consistent with the literature, results revealed that both social support and problem-solving coping strategies related to higher levels of stress-related growth. Furthermore, income level of the participants and depression scores were also found to be associated with stress-related growth. From these variables, social support and problem-solving coping were found to be positively associated with stress-related growth whereas income level and depression scores were found to be negatively associated with stress-related growth. These findings were discussed in the light of relevant literature. Copyright (C) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.