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Nikoy Kouhpas E, Karimi Z, Rahmani B, Shoaee F. The Relationship Between Existential Anxiety and Demoralization Syndrome in Predicting Psychological Well-Being of Patient With Cancer. PCP. 2020; 8 (3)
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-517-en.html
1- Department of Counseling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran., Department of Counseling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Faculty of Education and Psychology, Tehran University of Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training, Tehran, Iran., Faculty of Education and Psychology, Tehran University of Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training, Tehran, Iran
3- Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran., Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
4- University of social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , shoaeef@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (118 Views)
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between existential anxiety and Demoralization Syndrome in predicting psychological mental wellbeing in patient with cancer.
Methods: The study employed a correlational research design. 57 patients with cancer (skin, breast, and stomach), 20 to 40 years, referring to hospitals in Ardabil were selected by purposive sampling. The selected individuals completed existential anxiety, Demoralization Syndrome and psychological well-being Questionnaires. To analyze the data, stepwise regression analysis was used.
Results:The results showed that there is a significant negative correlation between the existential anxiety and predicting psychological well-being in people with cancer (p <0/01) and also there is a significant negative correlation between mood drop syndrome and prediction of depression in patient with cancer (p <0/01).
Discussion: According to the results this study, people in the face of life-threatening illness such as cancer, experience existential concerns, such as death anxiety, uncertainty, absurdity and loneliness and the aim of psychotherapy and counseling interventions in these people is to create a supportive atmosphere that help these patients to accept the disease and consequently improve their mental health.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2017/10/4 | Accepted: 2020/09/28 | Published: 2020/07/20
* Corresponding Author Address: University of social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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