Evaluation of Distress and Religious Coping Among Cancer Patients in Turkey


Karabulutlu E., Yaralı S., Karaman S.

JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH, vol.58, no.3, pp.881-890, 2019 (AHCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10943-017-0453-6
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.881-890
  • Keywords: Cancer patients, Distress, Religion coping, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, 6TH VITAL SIGN, PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, ONCOLOGY PATIENTS, AFRICAN-AMERICAN, SPIRITUALITY, DEPRESSION, HEALTH, THERMOMETER
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine distress levels and religious coping styles of cancer patients and the relationship between religious coping styles and distress. This study was conducted as descriptive design. It was determined that 60.7% of the patients experienced distress related to the disease. The field of problem from which the patients mostly experienced distress was physical problems. It was observed that positive coping scores of the patients were higher. There was a negative correlation between their mean scores for positive religious styles and distress total scores.