Global meaning and psychological adjustment among survivors of bone marrow transplant Journal Article

Authors: Johnson Vickberg, S. M.; Duhamel, K. N.; Smith, M. Y.; Manne, S. L.; Winkel, G.; Papadopoulos, E. B.; Redd, W. H.
Article Title: Global meaning and psychological adjustment among survivors of bone marrow transplant
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to examine global meaning (i.e. the belief that life has purpose and coherence) and psychological adjustment in survivors of bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Eighty-five survivors of BMT participated in a telephone interview. Regression analyses demonstrated that after controlling for physical functioning, stressor severity, and gender, global meaning was inversely related to global psychological distress and BMT-related psychological distress (i.e. posttraumatic stress disorder-like symptoms related to the cancer treatment). Global meaning was also positively related to mental health aspects of quality of life (e.g. emotional functioning and social functioning). These findings suggest that global meaning may be an important factor in the psychological adjustment of BMT survivors. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Keywords: adolescent; adult; cancer survival; middle aged; leukemia; major clinical study; quality of life; questionnaires; survivors; adaptation, psychological; acute leukemia; disease severity; posttraumatic stress disorder; new york city; interview; self concept; stress; gender; bone marrow transplantation; population surveillance; emotionality; existentialism; mental health; physical performance; stress, psychological; attitude to death; adjustment; life; chronic leukemia; social life; humans; human; male; female; article
Journal Title: Psycho-Oncology
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1057-9249
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons  
Date Published: 2001-01-01
Start Page: 29
End Page: 39
Language: English
DOI: 10.1002/1099-1611(200101/02)10:1<29::aid-pon482>;2-y
PUBMED: 11180575
PROVIDER: scopus
Notes: Export Date: 21 May 2015 -- Source: Scopus
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