+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Posttraumatic growth associated with a relative's serious illness

, : Posttraumatic growth associated with a relative's serious illness. Families, Systems & Health 29(1): 64-72

Posttraumatic growth (PTG) involves personal psychological growth in response to a traumatic or very stressful event. Using theoretical guidance from Tedeschi and Calhoun's cognitive model, this study evaluated the relationship between specific individual, distress, and stress-processing factors and PTG among young adults who experienced an illness-related trauma earlier in life through a relative's serious illness. Sixty individuals with a relative with a serious illness completed measures of PTG, posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), anxiety, and coping. PTG was positively associated with trait anxiety, PTSS, and the use of active, problem-focused coping strategies. Factors associated with PTG development in individuals who have a relative with a chronic illness are similar to that of individuals who had a serious illness themselves. The relationship between PTSS and PTG is moderated by whether the relative's current illness status is resolved versus not resolved. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).


PMID: 21417525

DOI: 10.1037/a0023043

Other references

Lairmore, M.D.; Rosadio, R.H.; DeMartini, J.C., 1986: Ovine lentivirus lymphoid interstitial pneumonia. Rapid induction in neonatal lambs. For examination of the characteristics of lentivirus-induced pulmonary disease in an animal model, neonatal lambs were given intratracheal injections of high- and low-passage ovine lentivirus (OvLV) isolates. In 6 of 6 lambs inoculated with low-pa...

Salimei, E.; Savoini, G.; Bontempo, V.; Degano, L.; Polidori, P.; Dell'orto, V., 1993: Effects of recombinant bovine somatotropin on rumen ammonia and milk protein content and composition. Livestock Production Science 35(1-2): 198-199

Ehinger B.; Ottersen O.P.; Storm Mathisen J.; Dowling J.E., 1988: Bipolar cells in the turtle retina are strongly immunoreactive for glutamate. Strong glutamate immunoreactivity was observed by both light and electron microscopy in bipolar cells of the turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans) retina after postembedded immunohistochemistry. Virtually all bipolar cells showed strong labeling, on...

Delmas, P.D., 1996: Zoledronate. British Journal of Clinical Practice. Supplement 87: 15 Discussion 22-15 Discussion 22

Gomes F.R.; Coutinho J.M.; Santo M.C.; Botelho M.H., 1986: Cavernous hemangioma of the liver on a clinical case. Though rare, cavernous hemangioma (C.H.) represents the commonest type of hepatic benign tumour. In 1985, the authors treated surgically a female patient carrying a hugh hepatic cavernous hemangioma and featuring an hydatid cyst of the right lobe...

Drake, J., 1994: Its fresher with pressure. Oregon's agricultural progresser Spring 40(3-4): 18-21

Tukusbayeva, D.B., 2009: Evaluation of the quality of gamma well-logging during uranium ore mining. The gamma-logging is executed at influence conditions of many factors. Together with these a specifications to results quality of gamma-logging are very high that in turn is put in a hard claim to the mistake analysis of gamma-activity measuring a...

Bitik, O.; Sönmez, E.; Safak, T.; Kecik, A., 2008: Interpositional vein graft suturing over temporary silastic tube. Interpositional vein grafting is the gold standard for the replacement of vascular defects. Although many microsurgeons have used classical suture anastomosis successfully, it is still technically challenging, especially for the inexperienced surg...

Fann, W.E.; Moreira, A.F., 1985: Neuroleptic bioequivalency: tablet versus concentrate. Two forms of the antipsychotic neuroleptic molindone were administered to newly admitted psychotic patients. A coated tablet was administered for ten days, followed by administration of liquid concentrate in equivalent doses for four days. Plasma...

Suárez-Cerda, J.; Nuñez, G.Alonso.; Espinoza-Gómez, H.; Flores-López, Lía.Z., 2015: A comparative study of the effect of α-, β-, and γ-cyclodextrins as stabilizing agents in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles using a green chemistry method. This paper describes the effect of different types of cyclodextrins (CDs) in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs), using an easy green chemistry method. The Ag-NPs were obtained using an aqueous silver nitrate solution (AgNO3) with α-,...