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Walsh, DMJ,Groarke, AM,Morrison, TG,Durkan, G,Rogers, E,Sullivan, FJ
2018
April
Plos One
Measuring a new facet of post traumatic growth: Development of a scale of physical post traumatic growth in men with prostate cancer
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QUALITY-OF-LIFE POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH BREAST-CANCER BODY-CONSCIOUSNESS HOSPITAL ANXIETY HEALTH SURVIVORS MINDFULNESS EXPERIENCES INVENTORY
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PurposeThis study developed a measure of physical post traumatic growth (physical post traumatic growth inventory; P-PTGI) in men with prostate cancer.MethodsA pool of items was created from themes identified in a qualitative study. A quantitative study was then conducted to assess the psychometric properties of the P-PTGI in a sample of 693 prostate cancer survivors. Results Tests of dimensionality revealed that the 20-item P-PTGI contained two factors: Health Autonomy and Health Awareness.Resultsdemonstrated that scale score reliability for the P-PTGI and its subscales was excellent. In support of the scale's convergent validity, scores on the P-PTGI correlated positively with mindfulness and quality of life, and correlated negatively with depression and anxiety. A statistically significant correlation between the P-PTGI and another robust indicator of post traumatic growth attests to its concurrent validity.ConclusionsWhile further investigation of the P-PTGI's psychometric properties is required, preliminary findings are promising.
10.1371/journal.pone.0195992
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