Hope and coping in patients with cancer diagnoses.

  title={Hope and coping in patients with cancer diagnoses.},
  author={Barbara E Felder},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  volume={27 4},
This descriptive correlational study explored hope and coping in patients with various cancer diagnoses. Four groups of patients with gastrointestinal/ genitourinary, breast, head and neck, or hematologic malignancies completed the Herth Hope Scale, the Jalowiec Coping Scale, and a basic demographic form. Subjects were recruited from the oncology outpatient clinic of a large mid-Atlantic teaching institution. Information about tumor site and stage was obtained from a chart review. Fifteen… CONTINUE READING