Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017)

Inside the Survivor's Mind: The Portrayal of the content of rumination of breast cancer survivors experiencing post-traumatic growth

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Putri Widyautami
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Available Online July 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.2How to use a DOI?
Keywords
breast cancer survivor; post-traumatic growth; rumination
Abstract
The objective of this study is to describe the substance of the rumination of breast cancer survivors experiencing post-traumatic growth during the stages of pre-diagnosis, living with cancer, living through cancer and living beyond cancer. The research used a qualitative approach with a phenomenological approach. Participants selected to be interviewed was included based on the score of the short form of the post-traumatic growth inventory. Subjects were three breast cancer survivors who have experienced post-traumatic growth. The results showed that the content of the rumination of breast cancer survivors experiencing post-traumatic growth comprises ten main themes: death, family, work, finances, social interaction, health, appearance, cancer as a positive experience, religion/spirituality, and life. However, there are also a number of sub-themes for each of the ten themes, which are different for each subject and each phase. Practitioners and caregivers can use the results of this study to help patients deal with their ruminations and achieve post-traumatic growth.
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