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Finding benefit in stressful uncertain circumstances (McInnis et al., 2015)

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    I'm curious how they are defining/measuring "posttraumatic growth."
     
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    Now weigh that against this and ask yourself is it worth it? No, it's not.

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    See:
    http://www.ucp.pt/site/resources/documents/ICS/GNC/ArtigosGNC/AlexandreCastroCaldas/26_CuRu87.pdf
     
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    Some Qs:
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    http://www.emdrhap.org/content/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/VIII-B_Post-Traumatic-Growth-Inventory.pdf

    Also qualitative analysis
     
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    The topic of how others' perceptions affect our well-being is very important. But this study seems to have been quite badly done. None of the differences they hoped for seem to have come out significant, but they have still done the old classic of talking up what they did find and trying to make it fit their hypotheses.

    And what's this bullshit?
     
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    Wow, the journal is called Stress. Now, stress is a loose and free concept at the best of times - its anything you want it to be to fit your current argument. Physical endurance, pain, hunger, infection, feeling overworked, feeling underutilised, feeling overwhelmed by choices, feeling short of options, awful loved ones, no loved ones, dead loved ones, new relationships, they all seem to be the same thing in articles on stress. Hence this literature's amazing ability to extrapolate about the impact of grief on a person's health, based on a study of a tired rat that's just swum a marathon in a water maze.

    I guess that means you can submit anything you want to to this journal, you can always find a way to make it fit.

    Thank you, PR, for letting me have that rant. :thumbsup: I feel much better now.
     
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    I was going to make the same rant but I didn't have the energy. Thanks for doing it for me. ;)
     
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    I haven't read this study, but I think the concept of post traumatic growth aspect from chronic illness can be useful. Chronic illness definitely isn't worth it, and I have no time for the concept of secondary gain. However this idea is a bit different. It isn't a social gain from being ill, it's a learning through experience. The wisdom gained from really challenging circumstances.

    For example I have sometimes scribbled in the margins of the CFS/ SF36 questionnaires because they assume only depression as an outcome, it is skewed to pick up depression. You enjoy things less, or it has no affect. This isn't my experience. I'm not depressed and when I can do things I appreciate it much more than when I was well. You stop taking things for granted. A good TV storyline or watching birds in the garden can make me happy.

    as an undergraduate I devised a Menstrual Experience Questionnaire. This recorded positive experience as well as negative, to do with periods. Other questionnaires measured only the negative. My assumption was that it would be negative but I didn't want the questionnaire to be biased. Surprisingly a couple of women had a more positive experience around their period than other days!
     
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