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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Deirdre M. J.
dc.contributor.authorGroarke, Ann Marie
dc.contributor.authorMorrisson, Todd G.
dc.contributor.authorDurkan, Garrett
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Eamonn
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Francis J.
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, D.M.J., Groarke, A.M., Morrison, T.G.en_US
dc.identifier.otherArticles - Social Science - AITen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose This study developed a measure of physical post traumatic growth (physical post traumatic growth inventory; P-PTGI) in men with prostate cancer. Methods A pool of items was created from themes identified in a qualitative study. A quantitative study was then conducted to assess the psychometric properties of the P-PTGI in a sample of 693 prostate cancer survivors. Results Tests of dimensionality revealed that the 20-item P-PTGI contained two factors: Health Autonomy and Health Awareness. Results demonstrated that scale score reliability for the P-PTGI and its subscales was excellent. In support of the scale's convergent validity, scores on the P-PTGI correlated positively with mindfulness and quality of life, and correlated negatively with depression and anxiety. A statistically significant correlation between the P-PTGI and another robust indicator of post traumatic growth attests to its concurrent validity. Conclusions While further investigation of the P-PTGI's psychometric properties is required, preliminary findings are promising.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofPLOS Oneen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectProstate canceren_US
dc.subjectProstate cancer - Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectProstate cancer - Psychological aspects - Measurementen_US
dc.titleMeasuring a new facet of post traumatic growth: development of a scale of physical post traumatic growth in men with prostate cancer.en_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.departmentFaculty of Science and Healthen_US

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