Correlates of Post-Traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients and Their Partners
- To use prior data from an existing registry (Quality of Life Survey Registry for
Persons With Cancer and Family Caregivers protocol CASE-8Z05) and to expand upon these
data by adding measures that capture the particularly salient concepts of the
patient/caregiver dyadic relationship and posttraumatic growth.
- To identify rates and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth among older adult
cancer patient/spouse or partner dyads.
OUTLINE: Patients and their caregivers complete three questionnaires that will take
approximately 20 minutes either by mail or telephone. The questionnaires comprise of
demographic and psychosocial correlates of posttraumatic growth including age, ethnicity,
socioeconomic status, education, anxiety, relationship quality, coping style, social
support, and cultural beliefs about caring for elders.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Rate of posttraumatic growth
after diagnosis of cancer
T.J. McCallum, PhD
Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
United States: Federal Government