Psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the posttraumatic growth inventory among cancer patients

Title

Psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the posttraumatic growth inventory among cancer patients

Creator

Jaarsma TA; Pool G; Sanderman R; Ranchor AV

Identifier

Publisher

Psycho-oncology

Date

2006

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Emotions; Aged; Middle Aged; Netherlands; Reproducibility of Results; 80 and over; Adaptation; Psychological; Statistical; Psychological Tests; Parent caregivers; Stress Disorders; Neoplasms/psychology; Factor Analysis; Human Development; Post-Traumatic/diagnosis/psychology

Description

In the current study, we investigated the psychometric properties of a Dutch translation of the posttraumatic growth inventory in a heterogeneous group of cancer patients. Its original five-factor structure was maintained. The internal consistency of the total scale, as well as its subdimensions, was satisfactory. As expected, the experience of posttraumatic growth was positively related to: emotional expression about the illness, openness to experience, and feelings of innerness. Furthermore, the scale appeared to be sensitive for the demographics age and gender. The experience of posttraumatic growth was not related to negative feelings such as avoidance, anxiety, depression, and neuroticism. Our Dutch translation of the instrument appeared to be a sound measure for the experience of posttraumatic growth in cancer patients.
2006

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

911-920

Issue

10

Volume

15

Citation

Jaarsma TA; Pool G; Sanderman R; Ranchor AV, “Psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the posttraumatic growth inventory among cancer patients,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13796.

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