Evaluation of Distress and Religious Coping Among Cancer Patients in Turkey
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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.
KeywordsCancer patients Distress Religion coping
The first and third authors determined the subject of research, the first author was involved in statistical analysis and manuscript of the research, and the second and third authors contributed to research data collection.
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The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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