ARTICLESThe Influence of Uncertainty in Illness, Stress Appraisal, and Hope on Coping in Survivors of Breast CancerWonghongkul, Tipaporn R.N., Ph.D; Moore, Shirley M. R.N., Ph.D.; Musil, Carol R.N., Ph.D; Schneider, Susan R.N., Ph.D; Deimling, Gary Ph.D.Author Information Tipaporn Wonghongkul is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, ChiangMai University, ChiangMai, Thailand. Shirley M. Moore and Carol Musil are Associate Professors, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Susan Schneider is Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Gary Deimling is Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Tipaporn Wonghongkul, Chiang Mai University, Medical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. Accepted for publication August 10, 2000. Cancer Nursing: December 2000 - Volume 23 - Issue 6 - p 422-429 Buy Abstract On the basis of Mishel’s uncertainty in illness theory, Lazarus and Folkman’s stress on appraisal and coping, and Herth’s perspective of hope, this cross-sectional, correlational study was designed to examine the influence of uncertainty, stress appraisal, and hope on coping in 71 survivors of breast cancer. Uncertainty was measured by the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness: Community Scale, stress appraisal by the Stress Appraisal Index, hope by the Herth Hope Index, and coping by the Ways of Coping Questionnaires (WCQ). © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.