The association between fear of cancer recurrence and quality of life among Chinese cancer survivors: main effect hypothesis and buffering hypothesis

The association between fear of cancer recurrence and quality of life among Chinese cancer... Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2375–2385 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1585-6 The association between fear of cancer recurrence and quality of life among Chinese cancer survivors: main effect hypothesis and buffering hypothesis 1 2 Dalnim Cho Qian Lu Accepted: 21 April 2017 / Published online: 28 April 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract in those with low avoidance coping and not among those Purpose The aim of the present study is to examine with high avoidance coping. whether fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is related to Conclusions Findings largely supported the main effect health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Chinese hypothesis. FCR was associated with diverse domains of cancer survivors, an understudied population (i.e., main HRQOL among Chinese cancer survivors. The buffering effect hypothesis). Also, we investigated whether the FCR– hypothesis was largely not supported in this population. HRQOL link is moderated by two coping strategies, Rather, in some cases, the effects of FCR and coping strategies avoidance and positive reappraisal (i.e., buffering on HRQOL were independent. Thus, ways to attenuate the hypothesis). harmful effects of FCR on HRQOL among Chinese cancer Methods This is a cross-sectional study conducted among survivors remain unresolved. It is urgent and timely that future 238 Chinese http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality of Life Research Springer Journals

The association between fear of cancer recurrence and quality of life among Chinese cancer survivors: main effect hypothesis and buffering hypothesis

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer International Publishing Switzerland
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Medicine & Public Health; Quality of Life Research; Sociology, general; Public Health; Quality of Life Research
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0962-9343
eISSN
1573-2649
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10.1007/s11136-017-1585-6
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Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2375–2385 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1585-6 The association between fear of cancer recurrence and quality of life among Chinese cancer survivors: main effect hypothesis and buffering hypothesis 1 2 Dalnim Cho Qian Lu Accepted: 21 April 2017 / Published online: 28 April 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract in those with low avoidance coping and not among those Purpose The aim of the present study is to examine with high avoidance coping. whether fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is related to Conclusions Findings largely supported the main effect health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Chinese hypothesis. FCR was associated with diverse domains of cancer survivors, an understudied population (i.e., main HRQOL among Chinese cancer survivors. The buffering effect hypothesis). Also, we investigated whether the FCR– hypothesis was largely not supported in this population. HRQOL link is moderated by two coping strategies, Rather, in some cases, the effects of FCR and coping strategies avoidance and positive reappraisal (i.e., buffering on HRQOL were independent. Thus, ways to attenuate the hypothesis). harmful effects of FCR on HRQOL among Chinese cancer Methods This is a cross-sectional study conducted among survivors remain unresolved. It is urgent and timely that future 238 Chinese

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Quality of Life ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 28, 2017

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