Communication competence, psychological well-being, and the mediating role of coping efforts among women with breast cancer: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence

Title
Communication competence, psychological well-being, and the mediating role of coping efforts among women with breast cancer: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence
Authors
심민선
Keywords
approach coping, breast cancer, communication competence, psychological well-being
Issue Date
2015-05
Publisher
WOMEN & HEALTH
Series/Report no.
WOMEN & HEALTH ; Vol55 no.4 Startpage 400 Endpage 418
Abstract
Despite existing research identifying psychological benefits of patients’ interpersonal competence in various contexts, little longitudinal research has addressed underlying mechanism(s). To address this limitation, we examined both the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between cancer patients’ communication competence in close relationships and psychological well-being, as well as the mediating role of coping efforts. Data came from a larger project with women with breast cancer (N = 661), recruited from April 2005 to May 2007 at three large university-affiliated cancer centers in the U.S. to study the effects of an Internet-based system providing patients and families with a range of services. The present study focused on survey data at baseline, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks after the intervention (controlling for the possible effects of the intervention). Results from both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses indicated that competence in open communication between patients and their close support persons had a positive association with patients’ psychological well-being and that approach coping efforts partially mediated this association. We discussed the implications and limitations of the study.
URI
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03630242.2015.1022689
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/55164
ISSN
0363-0242
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