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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) :175-182
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1- Department of Counseling, School of Behavioral Sciences, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran. , shoaeef@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1305 Views)
Objective: This study was done to investigate the relationship between existential anxiety and demoralization syndrome in predicting psychological well-being in patients with cancer. 
Methods: This correlational study was done on 57 patients with cancer (skin, breast, and stomach) aged 20-40 years, referring to hospitals in Ardabil selected by purposive sampling. The selected individuals completed the existential anxiety, demoralization syndrome, and psychological well-being questionnaires. To analyze the data, the stepwise regression analysis was used.
Results: The results showed a significant negative correlation between the existential anxiety and predicting psychological well-being in patients with cancer (P<0.01) and also a significant negative correlation between demoralization syndrome and prediction of depression in patients with cancer (P<0.01).
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, people facing life-threatening illnesses, 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 helps these patients to accept the disease, and consequently improve their mental health.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2020/01/10 | Accepted: 2020/03/12 | Published: 2020/07/1

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