Coping Styles with Anxiety in Patients with Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

Abstract

Cancer is among the most common chronic disease creating challenges in physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life. The aim of this study was to investigate coping with anxiety in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy in university hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. This correlation-descriptive study was carried out on 276 patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy in university hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences during 2013-2014. The subjects were selected using cluster sampling. Pearson correlation and multiple regression analyses were conducted to analyze the data. Differences were considered significant at the p<0.05 level. The mean total score for anxiety was 30.16±49.90. Problem focused coping style was used significantly higher than emotional focused coping styles by patients with cancer. Problem focused coping style is important in adjusting to cancer in patients with cancer. Keywords— Anxiety, Coping styles, Cancer.

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@inproceedings{Safavi2015CopingSW, title={Coping Styles with Anxiety in Patients with Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy}, author={Mahboubeh Safavi and Seyyed Hossein Yahyavi and Seyyed Taha Yahyavi}, year={2015} }