Rahmani, A and Abdullahzadeh, F and Afrooz, R and Zamanzadeh, V (2017) HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS' SUPPORT IN CANCEROUS PATIENTS REFFERRED TO ARDABIL IMAM KHOMEINI MEDICAL CENTER. The J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac, 14 (12). pp. 1041-1051.

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Cancer is an uncomfortable and unbelievable experience for everyone which causes many physical and psychological disturbances. Health care providers support can be an important coping resource to help patients with cancer to cope with the suffering of the illness. This study has been carried out to investigate the health care provider’s ُ◌ support to the cancerous patients who referred to Ardabil Imam Khomeini medical center. Material and Methods: This descriptive analytical study has done in 230 cancerous patients who were admitted to Imam Khomeini medical center affiliated to Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran. The samples were selected using a convenience sampling method. The data were collected by a questionnaire including two sections of demographic characteristics and, Northouse Social Support questionnaire, and then they were analyzed by different statistical methods. Results: The mean level of health care providers ُ◌ support was 58.7 out of a range of 16 to 80. The mean support level of physicians and nurses from a range of 8 to 40, were 29.3 and 29.4 respectively. The relationship between health care provider’s ُ◌ support and factors such as age, sex, marital status, education level, job, income status, history of metastasis, history of recurrence, time passed since recurrent and metastasis and time passed since diagnosis was not significant. The relationship between mean level of health care provider’s ُ◌ support and history of admission was reversely significant. The mean of health care providers ُ◌ support was higher in patients who were married, employed, high school graduated, having expenses more than income, and living with their spouse. The hematologic cancerous patients have got more support as well. There was no significant difference between male and female health care providers ُ◌ support. Conclusion: The study showed moderate to high levels of health care providers ُ◌ support among Iranian cancerous patients. Also, based on the results, single, divorced, widow, illiterate, unemployed, living with children and lung cancer patients received low health care providers ُ◌ support. Accordingly, the role of health care providers should be magnified in patients with low care support

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer, Support, Health care providers, Demographic characteristics
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 07:10
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 04:38

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