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Impact of Acceptance and Body Compassion in Endometrial Cancer Patients
Denu, Stefanie

2018, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Xavier University, Psychology.
The present study examined the predictive role of body-related components (i.e., Body Compassion and BMI) and components of the ACT model (i.e., Mindfulness and Experiential Avoidance), in two dimensions of pain (i.e., pain severity [PS] and pain interference [PI]) and quality of life (QOL) in endometrial cancer (EC) survivors. Data were utilized from 82 participants who are members of a national online support group for EC and had completed treatment. Results indicated that the ACT components and body-related components, as a set, predicted PI and QOL but not PS. Experiential avoidance was determined to be an independent predictor of QOL. Negative affect, used as a covariate, independently predicted unique variance in PS, PI, and QOL while age as a covariate was an independent predictor of PI and QOL. Post hoc analyses found statistical differences between obese and non-obese groups within the sample, such that obese EC survivors endorsed higher experiential avoidance, lower mindfulness, and lower body compassion compared to non-obese EC survivors. Results suggest that body-related and ACT components, taken together, may be predictive of PI and QOL while experiential avoidance may contribute uniquely to QOL, rendering it a key target of future intervention for EC survivors post-treatment.
Christine Dacey, Ph.D. (Committee Chair)
Abbie Beacham, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
Renee Zucchero, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
69 p.

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