Personal and Social Resources, Approach Coping, and Quality of Life: An Integrative Framework with Women with Breast Cancer.

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    • Abstract:
      This study extends previous findings on the associations between coping and quality of life among women with breast cancer, based on Moos and Holahan's (2003) integrative framework of dispositional and contextual perspectives on coping. Consistent with the theoretical framework, there were significant positive associations between dispositional (health self-efficacy) as well as contextual predictors (social support and doctor-patient relationship) and quality of life, either partially or fully mediated through percentage approach coping. The results suggest that patients are active agents who are willing to work toward the outcomes of their stressful circumstances, but at the same time their coping efforts are shaped by the relational contexts of the circumstances surrounding themselves. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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