Volume 11, Issue 2 (6-2015)                   HSR 2015, 11(2): 229-238 | Back to browse issues page

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Mardanian Dehkordi L, Kahangi L S. Relation between perceived social supports and demographic characteristics in cancer patients who Undergo Chemotherapy. HSR 2015; 11 (2) :229-238
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-785-en.html
1- MSc, Faculty member, Department of Adult Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- MSc in Medical-surgical Nursing, Faculty member, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad branch, Isfahan, Iran
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Abstract Background: Cancer is uncomfortable and unbelievable experience for everyone which has many sings such as pain and physical and psychological disturbance. Social support is a trusty source that help patients with cancer to cope with illness and its symptom that increase quality of life.This study has done for investigationof perceived social supports in cancer patients and its relation with demographic characteristics in patients with cancer. Methods: This descriptive analytic study has done in 117 patients with cancer treated withchemotherapyin Seied Al-shohada hospital selectedthrough continuumsamplingin 1392.. The data, collected by a questionnaire including two sections of demographic characteristics and, perceived social supportandanalyzed by descriptive and analytical statistical tests. Findings: Social supportwith mean 59.21, was at two low (57.3%) and moderate levels (42.7%). And ithadinverse association with age (p=0.02), and right association with graduation (p=0.134). mean of social support was higher insingle patients thanmarried and widow or divorced patients(p=0.02) and in females was higher than males (p=0.01). Conclusion: based on resultSocial support was low in patients. also males, older, divorced and widow patients and who werein low graduated levels receivedlowSocial support, it decreased with old age.its necessary to more attention to social support specify in groups  with lowSocial support. Key Words: Patients with Cancer, Perceived Social Support, Chemotherapy, Demographic Characteristics, Isfahan, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2015/06/15 | Published: 2015/06/15

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