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Posttraumatische Groei onder Partners van Kankerpatienten : Voorspellers en Effecten van de Interventie "Houvast, voor elkaar"

Angsmann, T. (2016) Posttraumatische Groei onder Partners van Kankerpatienten : Voorspellers en Effecten van de Interventie "Houvast, voor elkaar".

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Abstract:Background: In this study the influence of the online intervention ‘Houvast, voor elkaar’ at posttraumatic growth (PTG) is examined. The intervention is especially developed for the partners of cancer patients. The literature suggests that the patients as well as their partners can experience PTG in connection with cancer. The aims of this research were to explore PTG at the partners of cancer patients, looking for predictors (gender, education, children, time since diagnosis, self-reported prognosis) for PTG and to analyse the effect of the intervention at the partners’ PTG. Further we examined if the interventions’ effect at distress was mediated through PTG. Method: 139 participants completed following questionnaires before and after the intervention: Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form (PTGI-SF) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Furthermore demographic and illness related data were collected. Results: Partners of cancer patients had an average score at PTG before the intervention. We did not find significant connections between the examined factors and PTG. Further there is no significant effect found of the intervention at PTG, nor a mediation effect of PTG at the interventions’ effect at distress is found. Conclusion: Results of the present study show that it is not possible to predict partners’ PTG on the basis of particular demographic and illness related variables. Also we can conclude that the intervention could not improve the partners’ score at PTG. Although no significant results were found, the present study provides an important contribution to further research through the focus at the partners of cancer patients.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70712
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