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A A, M N, P D, S S. The relationship between social support and hope in cancer patients. jms. 2022; 9 (3) :80-88
URL: http://jms.thums.ac.ir/article-1-948-en.html
1- MSC Student in Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran
2- Nursing Instructor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad Branch, Khorramabad, Iran
3- Oncology, Faculty member of Torbat Heydarieh Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydarieh, Iran
4- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Department of Intensive Unit Care, 9 day Education Hospital, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran.
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Background and Aim: Cancer is one of the most common chronic diseases that many people get every year. Having cancer leads to a decrease in life expectancy. One of the ways to increase life expectancy in these patients is social support. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between social support and life expectancy in cancer patients.
Methods: This study was performed with the participation of 84 cancer patients referred to Javad Al-Aemeh Chemotherapy Clinic in Torbat-e Heydariyeh in 2019. Study units were selected by simple random sampling. Data were collected using standard Miller Life expectancy and Sarason social support questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and SPSS software version 20.
Results:Out of 84 patients, 51 (60.7%) were female and 33 (39.3%) were male. There was a statistically significant positive relationship between life expectancy and an individual's social network dimension (r = 0.31, p = 0.004) and satisfaction score of this social support (r = 0.27 and p = 0.01). The correlation was moderate.
Conclusion: As the social support of cancer patients increases, their life expectancy increases. It is suggested that in extensive studies, sources of social support for cancer patients be identified and used to increase life expectancy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/06/7 | Accepted: 2021/12/9 | Published: 2022/02/5

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