Volume 20 No 18 (2022)
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Relation between Hope, Coping strategies and Social support among women withBreast Cancer
Safaa Mohamed Metwaly, Entesar Omar Mohammed, Safia Ragab Elsebaie
Background: Breast cancer is one of the deadly diseases in the world. Hope can be regarded as an effective coping strategy that gives them the courage to overcome difficulties and helps them accept the reality of the disease. Coping play an important role in increasing positive outcomes further social support has a direct effect on well-being, promoting the improvement of the psycho-emotional aspects of individuals in the health disease process. Aim: to assess the relation between hope, coping strategies, and social support among women with breast cancer. Methods: A correlational design was utilized in the current study on a sample of 228 breast cancer patients at oncology and nuclear Medicine department" at Zagazig University Hospitals. The tools used for data collection were: An interview questionnaire sheet, Herth Hope Index (HHI), Jalowiec Coping Scale (JCS) and Social support scale. Results of the current study: revealed that (53.1%) of breast cancer patients had moderate level hope, (82.0%) had moderate level of coping, while (68.4%) of them had moderate level of social support. Coping strategy had positive significant correlations with hope(r=0.190) and with social support. (r=0.259). Multivariate analysis revealed that hope and social support were the statically significant independent positive predictors of patients coping score. Conclusions: breast cancer patients had moderate level of hope, coping strategies and social support. Increasing hope and social support will increase coping strategy among breast cancer women. Recommendations: Implement psycho-educational interventions to enhancement coping strategies, social support and hope, among breast cancer women.
Breast cancer, Hope, Coping strategies, Social support.
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