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- Main Title Comparative Models of the Impact of Social Support on Psychological Distress in Cancer Patients
Author: Forjaz, Maria João Bettencourt PereiraCreator Type: Personal
Chair: Guarnaccia, Charles A.Contributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Charles A. Guarnaccia, Major Professor
Committee Member: Vasco, António Branco, 1955-Contributor Type: Personal
Committee Member: Mahoney, Michael J.Contributor Type: Personal
Committee Member: Yuan, Ke-HaiContributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 2000-05
- Content Description: This study tested the relationship between Social Support, Psychological Distress, and Illness Stress in individuals who report cancer as a health condition. This study was based on archival data obtained from the Wave 1 of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). The HRS provides a nationally representative sample of individuals aged 51 to 61 in 1992 and their spouses. The study sample was limited to cancer patients with a spouse or partner (n = 503). A structural equation modeling analysis procedure was used to test the theoretical models. Measures of social support were limited to variables assessing the participant's satisfaction with social support. Evidence was found for the Stress Prevention and the Support Deterioration models. This is congruent with previous research using measures of social support perception. Both the Stress Prevention and the Support Deterioration models predict a negative relationship between Illness Stress and Social Support. In addition, a univariate analysis of variance was used to test the stress buffering model. Similarly to other studies measuring the individual's degree of integration, or its perception, in the social network, the present research supported the only the Main Effect model and not the Stress Buffering model.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Cancer -- Patients.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Cancer -- Psychological aspects.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Stress (Psychology)
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Cancer -- Patients -- Social networks.
- Keyword: aging
- Keyword: stress prevention
- Keyword: stress buffering
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Holder: Forjaz, Maria João Bettencourt Pereira
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- OCLC: 45225919
- UNT Catalog No.: b2235856
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2533
- Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
- Degree Level: Doctoral
- Degree Discipline: Clinical Psychology
- Academic Department: Department of Psychology
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas