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Expressive Writing And Breast Cancer: Outcomes And Linguistic Analyses, Kelly N. Hughes May 2006

Expressive Writing And Breast Cancer: Outcomes And Linguistic Analyses, Kelly N. Hughes

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This project examined the imp act of an expressive writing intervention as compared to a general health in formation control on breast cancer patients' postradiation treatment. It further examined the content of the expressive writing narratives. The sample included women who were completing radiation treatment for breast cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and City of Hope hospital. The measures utilized in this study were self-report instruments targeting psychological distress (PANAS, JES) and general functioning (SIP), as well as demographic questionnaires. Results revealed the expressive writing intervention significantly impacted positive affect over time. Furthermore, participants from both the treatment and ...