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Jurnal Psikologi Klinis dan Kesehatan Mental

ISSN 2301-7082

Vol. 1 / No. 2 / Published : 2012-08

TOC : 2, and page :59 - 63

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Original Article :

Post-traumatic growth in post-mastectomy breast cancer patients middle age

Author :

  1. Maulia Mahleda I.P.*1
  2. Nurul Hartini*2
  1. Mahasiswa Fakultas Psikologi
  2. Dosen Fakultas Psikologi

Abstract :

This study aims to examine the dynamic an overview of Post-traumatic growth in patients withpost-mastectomy breast cancer middle adulthood. Post-mastectomy and breast loss makeswomen bring a variety of reactions. The initial reaction is generally negative. However, thesenegative emotions can be transformed into positive emotions that can make improvement in thepsychological aspects of self-perception, relationships with other people and philosophy of life.These changes are influenced by internal factors, namely mid adult woman who has an unstableemotion. With emotional stability, more adult women will associate produce positive emotionswhen doing self-reflection and expression. This study used a qualitative approach to the case studymethod. The subjects of this study were breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy between 1-5years. The study subjects were middle-aged adult women 47-55 years old. Data obtained throughinterviews with subjects and significant others. Results showed that patients initially experiencenegative emotions after undergoing a mastectomy. After doing reflection and self-expression, theychange the outlook on life. Subjects can develop themselves towards psychological growth, whichis better than ever. This process is also influenced by the presence of social support and belief in God.

Keyword :

Post-traumatic growth, post-mastectomy, middle age,

References :

  1. Joseph, S., Linley, P.A, (2009). Trauma, recovery, and growth: Positive psychological perspectives on posttraumatic stress. New Jersey : John Willey & Sons, Inc


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