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Esparza-Baigorri T.,Hospital Oncologico Marie Curie | De Figueroa N.L.,University of Buenos Aires | Martinez-Terrer T.,University of Zaragoza
Ansiedad y Estres | Year: 2016

The aim of this article is to study the psychometric properties of the Argentinian (N = 156) Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) version for cancer patients. It is currently the main instrument for the assessment of positive personal changes after experiencing a traumatic event. It was applied to 156 female survivors of breast cancer (mean age = 60.7, SD = 9.0) who were treated at a hospital in the city of Buenos Aires. Principal Component Analysis was conducted, which revealed five factors with eigenvalues greater than one, explaining 59.84% (α = .90) of the total variance. A Cronbach’s alpha of .89 was obtained. Structural Equation Modelling was then applied to confirm its factorial structure. In addition, between-group comparisons and correlation analysis between PTGI scores were carried out, together with socio demographic and medical characteristics of the sample. The Argentinian PTGI version is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing posttraumatic growth in the Argentinian cancer population. © 2016 Sociedad Española para el Estudio de la Ansiedad y el Estrés - SEAS. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.


Baigorri T.E.,Hospital Oncologico Marie Curie | Terrer T.M.,University of Zaragoza | Figueroa N.L.D.,University of Buenos Aires | Rodenas R.C.,Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa | Satue A.L.,University of Zaragoza
Psicooncologia | Year: 2015

Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship between posttraumatic growth (CPT) and Quality of Life (QoL) in a sample of women survivors of Breast Cancer, over three years after completion of treatment. Method: A sample of outpatients (N=156) completed the Argentinean adaptation of Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) and Scale for the evaluation of chronic disease (FACIT-B). A longitudinal descriptive correlational study with a non-experimental design was used. The psychometric properties of the questionnaires used in the sample were evaluated. Pearson correlation was used to relate the two constructs and the Friedman test for assessing the existence of significant differences in the values of CPT and CV over time. Results: The median age was 60,7 (DT=9,0). The 54,5%, 50% and 53.9% of participants had moderate to high CPT in the first, second and third visits respectively. There were no significant differences among the three views. (PTGI Total p=0,153).The highest levels of CPT are associated with better CV. This relationship is also maintained in the first visit (r =0,227; p=0,022), second (r=0,317; p=0,001) and third (r=0,304; p=0,002). CV was deficient and decreased over time. Conclusions: The CPT remained stable. It was found positive relations between the CPT and the CV, which were maintained over time. © 2015, Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies. All rights reserved.

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