Investigation of women’s styles of coping with stress in the prevention of cancer and their health beliefs

Bilge, A. (2008) Investigation of women’s styles of coping with stress in the prevention of cancer and their health beliefs. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, 9 (1). pp. 16-21.

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Abstract

Objective and Methods: Cancer is a serious, life-threatening disease. Stress is a risk factor for cancer. This is a descriptive study which aims to evaluate women’s styles of coping with stress in the prevention of cancer and their health beliefs. Findings: According to the results of this study, 51% of women were within 36-59 age group, 63% did nothing to prevent cancer. 62% considered the stress as the most important cause of cancer. When the styles of coping with stress and traditional health beliefs of women were analyzed, women were found to have an approach of desperation in their coping with stress and had traditional health beliefs. Discussion: Though women knew that stress leads to cancer, their desperate approach in their style of coping with stress and their having traditional health beliefs constitute an additional risk for cancer. Thus they need to have educational support on this issue

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cancer, Stress, Women, Coping, Prevention, Health Beliefs, Risk, Education
Subjects:Endocrine Diseases > Endocrine Gland Neoplasms > Ovarian Neoplasms
Social Sciences > Quality of Life
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Histologic Type > Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Persons > Women
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Stress
Education > Education, Nonprofessional
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Site > Endocrine Gland Neoplasms > Ovarian Neoplasms
Persons > Age Groups > Adult
Endocrine Diseases > Breast Diseases > Breast Neoplasms
ID Code:2754
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:20 March 2008

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