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Journal:   JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES   2017 , Volume 6 , Number 4; Page(s) 325 To 333.
 
Paper: 

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE MEANING IN LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

 
 
Author(s):  HASSANKHANI HADI, SOHEILI AMIN, HOSSEINPOUR ISSA*, EIVAZI ZIAEI JAMAL, NAHAMIN MINA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING, FACULTY OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TABRIZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: The overwhelming effects of cancer could be catastrophic for the patients and their family members, putting them at risk of experiencing uncertainty, loss, and an interruption in life. Also, it can influence their sense of meaning, a fundamental need equated with the purpose in life. Accordingly, this study aimed to compare the meaning in life (MiL) of patients with cancer and their family members.
Methods: This descriptive comparative study was conducted on 400 patients with cancer and their family members admitted to university hospitals in Tabriz and Ardebil provinces, Iran. The participants were sampled conveniently and the Life Evaluation Questionnaire (LEQ) were used for collecting data analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics in SPSS ver.13 Software.
Results: The mean score for the MiL of the patients with cancer and their family members was 119 (16.92) and 146.2 (17.07), respectively. There was a significant difference between patients with cancer and their family members in terms of MiL.
Conclusion: The MiL of patients with cancer is lower than that of their family members, which indicates the need for further attention to the psychological processes and their modification in Iranian healthcare systems.

 
Keyword(s): MEANING IN LIFE, PATIENT, CANCER, FAMILY MEMBERS
 
 
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HASSANKHANI, H., & SOHEILI, A., & HOSSEINPOUR, I., & EIVAZI ZIAEI, J., & NAHAMIN, M. (2017). A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE MEANING IN LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES, 6(4), 325-333. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=571856



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HASSANKHANI HADI, SOHEILI AMIN, HOSSEINPOUR ISSA, EIVAZI ZIAEI JAMAL, NAHAMIN MINA. A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE MEANING IN LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES. 2017 [cited 2021July27];6(4):325-333. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=571856



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HASSANKHANI, H., SOHEILI, A., HOSSEINPOUR, I., EIVAZI ZIAEI, J., NAHAMIN, M., 2017. A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE MEANING IN LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. JOURNAL OF CARING SCIENCES, [online] 6(4), pp.325-333. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=571856.



 
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