Assess the level of stress and coping abilities among patients receiving treatment for gynecological cancer

Author : Kalpana Anant Kamble

Introduction: Most people fear the diagnosis of cancer. Its physiological and psychological impact on patients and families is profound. The effect of stress is directly linked to coping. Hence a study was conducted to assess the level of Stress &Stress Coping Ability among samples with Gynecological cancer in the selected Hospital of Metropolitan city. Materials and Methods: A descriptive research design with a non -probability convenient sampling technique was used, and samples size was 60. A structured interview questionnaire was used for data collection. The obtained data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics like frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, unpaired t test and chi square. Results: Majority of samples i.e. 42 (70 %) samples are having Moderate Acuity of stress, 18 (30 %) samples are having High Acuity of stress. Majority of samples i.e. 39 (65%) samples having Good Stress Coping Ability;18 (30%) samples are having Poor Stress Coping Ability,. 3 (5%) samples are having Very Good Stress Coping Ability. Conclusion: The present study showed that Majority of samples are having Moderate Acuity of stress, Majority of samples having Good Stress Coping Ability.

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