Ranjbar Noushari, F and Hashemi, S and Asadi Majareh, S and Mohaddesi, H (2013) PSYCHOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF CANCER: WORRY, LIFE STYLE, SELF-EFICACY. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 11 (9). pp. 698-705.

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Cancer, as one of the most current century diseases, is determined by the unnatural deformation of cells and by the loss of cellar distinction. Some research show that psychological factors affect on the start and progress of this disease. The present study investigates the role of some psychological variables (worry, life style, self-efficiency) in patients suffering from cancer. Materials & Methods: This research is an expost factor research which is done on a sample of 50 patients who suffer from cancer and were hospitalized in Cancer Institute of Imam Khomeini Hospital and 50 healthy persons as their accompanying in the hospital. They were selected by the accessible sampling. To measure the research variables, Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ), lifestyle questionnaire, and Sherrer and Madoex questionnaire of self-efficiency were used. The gathered data was analyzed by SPSS (16.0 version) and independent sample t-test was used to analyze the research hypotheses. Results: there were significant differences Between the means of worry, life style and self-efficiency in the two groups in a way that the mean of worry was higher in the patient group and the means of life style and self-efficiency were higher in the healthy group. Conclusion: the results of the study show that worry, self-efficiency, and lifestyle as psychological variables have important roles in the physical and psychological health of people. Therefore, it is really necessary to have a scientific program to improve life quality and educate people to overcome stressful conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cancer, worry, life style, self-efficiency
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 08:29
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 07:51

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