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Running head: OPTIMISM AND HEALTH 1 Optimism and Health Angel Bingham University of Phoenix
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OPTIMISM AND HEALTH 2 Optimism and Health To be optimistic is to be full of hope and to believe in dreams while having a plan for an ideal future. Optimistic people believe in good things happening to them in every aspect of their life. An optimistic person does not look for the bad in people, places, or things, but instead looks for a reason to rejoice and be happy. “To delineate the relationship between optimism and related quality of life (HRQOL) and quality of life (QOL) in adolescents with cancer living in the Bronx, New York,” (“Optimism and health-related quality of life in adolescents with cancer,” 2009) is the objective in the article ‘Optimism and health-related quality of life in adolescents with cancer’. Various methods were used to assess varying levels of optimism. Such methods included: LOT (life orientation test) and LOT-R (life orientation test revised). The HRQOL and QOL were both measured with Genetic Core Scale, Acute Version, The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory, and Cancer Module. Pearson’s product-moment correlations were used to assess the
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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