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Wednesday, June 14 • 16:30 - 18:00
Factors Supporting Resilience - AnnMarie Groarke, Li Donghui (for Tian Guoxiu)

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Factors Supporting Resilience

Abstract #250
Title: A model to predict adjustment in men with prostate cancer: the role of post-traumatic growth, resillience and mindfulness.
AnnMarie Groarke ( National University Of Ireland, Galwayy, Ireland)
Co-Authors: Deirdre Walsh, Ruth Curtis
Introduction: Findings examining relationships between post-traumatic growth (PTG) and adjustment in cancer remain inconsistent.  Thus the current research examines the role of PTG in distress and quality of life. It explores mindfulness as a moderator of these relationships and PTG as a mediator of the relationship between resillience and adjustment.
Methods: A total of 241 men with prostate cancer, at least one year post treatment participated and completed the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI ), a Physical Post-traumatic Scale ( P- PTGI ), (The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale ( HADS) Connor-Davidson Resillience Scale (CD-RISC ), Patient Oriented Prostate Utility Scale ( PORPUS) and the Frieburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI). Using structural equation modeling, Physical PTG predicted better adjustment whereas the traditional PTG measure was linked with poor adjustment. Resillience predicted PTG and its relationship with adjustment was mediated by PTG. Mindfulness moderated the relationship between PTG and quality of life.
Findings: These findings extend understanding of the relationships between PTG , mindfulness and resilience with mood and quality of life. They also suggest  an important interplay between resilience, post-traumatic growth and adjustment.  

Abstract #61
Title: Power and Trust, the two supporting factors of resilience and the application of them
Li Donghui (Capital Normal University, China)
Co-Author: Yin Zhu, Tain Guoxiu
This paper is based on interviews with 98 cases of dilemma adolescents with two key elements being refined and abstracted. These two elements are power and trust. The major focus is on the interviewees’ main operation process, that is, exploration of the process when one trying to fight back resilience.
The age range of all 98 cases is between 13-19 years old, among the cases there  are 45 males and 53  females, all of whom are sampled from Beijing. All interviewees have lived in Beijing for more than a year, and all interviews met the following three  conditions: They are experiencing difficulties, they show good self development and adaptation to society, they don't have fomal service provided by the  society or another individual. In order to ensure that these three conditions are valid and reliable, all interviewees were obtained by means of recommendations .Each interview is between 60-180 minutes.Data analysis follows the grounded theory approach.
The two key elements being refined and abstracted about dilemma adolescents are power and trust.This paper provides some new ideas for the application of resilience.


Li Donghui

Capital Normal University

AnnMarie Groarke

National University of Ireland, Galway

Wednesday June 14, 2017 16:30 - 18:00 SAST
Room 06 Century City Conference Centre

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