New lab members Leah Lalonde and Rebekah Hendrian start off their semester with Journal Club. Journal club is an interactive and educational way for the lab members to bring forward studies that have contributed to the world of research and may also be helpful to each member’s specific focus in the lab.
Rebekah brought forward “Posttraumatic Growth Among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Amputees” which focuses on PTG experienced in amputee victims from the military. The results of this study showed that PTG was experienced, and that strong social support and rumination enhanced the growth.
Leah brought forward “Long Term Posttraumatic Growth After Breast Cancer: Prevalence, Predictors and Relationships with Psychological Health” which focuses on PTG experienced in women who have survived breast cancer and have not had any recurrence of the disease after 10 years. Results of this study showed that PTG was experienced but was affected by stress-related factors such as chemotherapy or perceived current sequelae. Both Rebekah and Leah had successful.
To read more about these articles, click the links below for each study: