Tomich‚ P. L.‚ & Helgeson‚ V. S. (2004). Is finding something good in the bad always good? Benefit finding among women with breast cancer. Health Psychology‚ 23‚ 16-23.
Antoni‚ M. H.‚ Lehman‚ J. M.‚ Kilbourn‚ K. M.‚ Boyers‚ A. E.‚ Culver‚ J. L.‚ Alferi‚ S. M.‚ Yount‚ S. E.‚ McGregor‚ B. A.‚ Arena‚ P. L.‚ Harris‚ S. D.‚ Price‚ A. A.‚ & Carver‚ C. S. (2001). Cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention decreases the prevalence of depression and enhances benefit finding among women under treatment for early-stage breast cancer. Health Psychology‚ 20‚ 20-32. [abstract]
Carver‚ C. S.‚ & Antoni‚ M. H. (2004). Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5 to 8 years after diagnosis. Health Psychology‚ 26‚ 595-598. [abstract]
2 = A little
3 = Moderately
4 = Quite a bit
5 = Extremely
2. has taught me how to adjust to things I cannot change.
3. has helped me take things as they come.
4. has brought my family closer together.
5. has made me more sensitive to family issues.
6. has taught me that everyone has a purpose in life.
7. has shown me that all people need to be loved.
8. has made me realize the importance of planning for my family’s future.
9. has made me more aware and concerned for the future of all human beings.
10. has taught me to be patient.
11. has led me to deal better with stress and problems.
12. has led me to meet people who have become some of my best friends.
13. has contributed to my overall emotional and spiritual growth.
14. has helped me become more aware of the love and support available from other people.
15. has helped me realize who my real friends are.
16. has helped me become more focused on priorities‚ with a deeper sense of purpose in life.
17. has helped me become a stronger person‚ more able to cope effectively with future life challenges.