Patterns of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among cancer patients: A latent profile analysis.

Affiliation

Beijing Key Laboratory of Applied Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

It has been documented that posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSS) in traumatized individuals have naturally heterogeneous characteristics; studies have recently begun to assess the specific heterogeneous patterns of PTSS. However, most of them used the DSM-IV criteria for PTSS and focused on victims following combat, interpersonal violence, and natural disasters, with no studies focusing on cancer patients. To extend the existing literature and fill the gaps in previous studies, this study aims to examine the specific patterns of PTSS and their predictors.

Keywords

Cancer patients,Latent profile analysis,PTSS,

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