Abstract：To investigate the relationship between optimism, fear of disease progression (FoP), avoidance coping and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in breast cancer patients, the study used the life orientation test, the fear of disease progression questionnaire, the medical coping styles scale, and the post-traumatic stress disorder scale to investigate 258 breast cancer patients in many hospitals in two provinces in China. Structure question modelling was used to carry out the data analysis, and results found that after controlling for age, optimism can directly predict PTSD negatively, or directly negatively predict PTSD through FoP, and indirectly negatively predict PTSD through FoP and avoidance coping. However, the mediating effect of avoidance coping between optimism and PTSD is not significant. These findings suggested that FoP and avoidance coping play important mediating role in the relation of optimism to PTSD among breast cancers.
王璇，谭茹月，周宵. 乳腺癌患者乐观与创伤后应激障碍的关系：疾病进展恐惧与回避应对的中介作用[J]. 应用心理学, 2023, 29(2): 111-118.
WANG Xuan, TAN Ru-yue, ZHOU Xiao. Optimism and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders among Breast Cancer Patients: The Mediating Roles of Fear of Progression and Avoidance Coping. 应用心理学, 2023, 29(2): 111-118.