A growing body of literature points to positivecontributions made by the cancer experience (benefitfinding), such as an improvement in personalresources and skills, an enhanced sense of purpose, apositive adjustment in life priorities, and closerrelationships. This study explored multiple aspectsof the relationships between intrapersonal andinterpersonal coping skills reported afterparticipating in a group-based cognitive-behavioralstress management intervention or a one-day seminar,levels of social functioning reported at 3- and9-month follow-ups. and reports of benefit findingmeasured at 3- and 9-month follow-ups. Participants,136 women newly treated for stage 0-II breast cancer,were randomized to either the intervention or thecontrol group, and were initially assessedapproximately 4-8 weeks after breast cancer surgery(T1), then at the end of the intervention (T2), thenat 3-month follow-up (T3), and again after a 9-monthfollow-up (T4). Skill building was operationalized asthe difference between T1 and T2 coping skillsscores. The study examined which of these variablesmay have contributed to the report of benefit findingat T3.
This book presents dynamics of multiple double layers developed in front of a positively biased electrode during high pressure glow discharge in a toroidal vessel of tight aspect ratio. The plasma parameters measured on poloidal plane, at various toroidal locations (near and far from anode), show signatures of double layer formation. Although glow discharge (without magnetic field) should be independent of device geometry, but the stringent boundary conditions imposed by the simple toroidal geometry generate conditions conducive for plasma to grow in size and eventually occupy the entire volume of the device. Double layers have found various applications in basic plasma laboratory experiments, material science and futuristic rocket thruster technology. An objective of this work is to explore some innovative features and applications of such versatile source of plasma generation in a toroidal magnetized confinement. This book is meant for Plasma Physicists, researchers and all those ingenious minds, in the field of basic as well as advanced research, who are consistently working towards harnessing the magic of plasma for the greater benefit of humanity.