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:: Volume 9, Issue 2 (Summer 2021) ::
Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2021, 9(2): 172-186 Back to browse issues page
Predicting post-traumatic growth inventory (PTGI) based on the perceived social support; the mediating role of resilience in women with breast cancer: A structural equation modeling approach
Sima Babazadeh Namini , Seyed Ahmad Elahi * , Mohammad Reza Seirafi , Merdad Sabet , Payam Azadeh
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Background and Objective: Experience of life-threatening illnesses such as cancer leads to the comprehension of its positive outcomes along with its negative consequences. This study aimed to predict the post-traumatic growth inventory based on perceived social support mediated by resilience in women with breast cancer using a structural equation approach.

Materials and Methods: This correlational study with a descriptive-analytic design was conducted using the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), and the Post-traumatic Growth Inventory. Two hundred women with breast cancer were enrolled using convenience sampling. The participants had visited Imam Hossein Hospital in Tehran (n=62) and Imam Ali Complex of the Alborz University of Medical Sciences (n=138) 6 months after their surgery from April to September 2019.

Results: Social support had a significant effect on resilience (P<0.05). In addition, resilience had a significant effect on post-traumatic growth (P<0.05). Results showed the significant indirect effect of social support on post-traumatic growth through resilience (P<0.05). The coefficient of determination indicated that social support alone explained 15.2% of the variance observed in resilience. The coefficient of determination was 56.3 for post-traumatic growth. Therefore, resilience and social support together explained 56.3% of the variance in post-traumatic growth where resilience had a greater contribution compared to social support (a larger beta coefficient).

Conclusion: Based on the results of the study, perceived social support affects post-traumatic growth with the mediating role of resilience in patients with breast cancer. Therefore, strengthening social support and resilience can play an effective role in post-traumatic growth.
Keywords: Breast Cancer, Perceived Social Support, Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory, Resilience.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health psychology
Received: 2020/11/23 | Accepted: 2021/03/18
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Babazadeh Namini S, Elahi S A, Seirafi M R, Sabet M, Azadeh P. Predicting post-traumatic growth inventory (PTGI) based on the perceived social support; the mediating role of resilience in women with breast cancer: A structural equation modeling approach. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2021; 9 (2) :172-186
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