Resiliency and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer: Moderating Role of Duration of Awareness of Cancer

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Siavash Talepasand 1 , * , Fatimah Pooragha 1 , Maryam Kazemi 1

1 Dept. of Psychology, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

How to Cite: Talepasand S, Pooragha F , Kazemi M. Resiliency and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer: Moderating Role of Duration of Awareness of Cancer, Int J Cancer Manag. 2013 ; 6(4):e80481.

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International Journal of Cancer Management: 6 (4); e80481
Published Online: December 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 23, 2013
Accepted: September 08, 2013

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Abstract

Background: Cancer detection always has a lot of stress and nervousness which, apart from physical injuries, will affect quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between resiliency and quality of life by moderating the role of duration of awareness of cancer.

Methods: Population of the study included all patients with cancer who were under treatment in Yazd Forat hospital. Using convenience sampling method, 105 patients were selected to participate in this study. All subjects completed the Quality of Life Questionnaire specialized for cancer and resiliency Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by regression analysis model and JohnsenNeyman technique.

Results: The findings of this study revealed that the time duration of awareness of cancer plays a moderating role in the relation between the general dimension of quality of life and resiliency. In patients who were aware of their disease for over 12 months, the relationship between resiliency and the general dimension of quality of life was significant. In addition, high levels of resiliency showed a positive and significant relationship with physical dimension of life quality. While in patients who were aware of their illness for less than 12 months, resiliency scores showed a significant relation with emotional dimension of quality of life.

Conclusion: Awareness of disease has different mental effects on cancer patients, and resiliency and maintaining this feature for long-term is associated with the increase of quality of life in these patients. Theoretical implications of finding are discussed in detail.

Keywords

Cancer Quality of life Resiliency Detection duration

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