Coping and psychological outcomes of newly diagnosed cancer patients and the people without cancer

by Wan, Chau-kuk

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract of thesis entitled 'Coping and Psychological Outcomes of Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients and the People without Cancer' submitted by Wan Chan Kuk for the degree of Master of Social Sciences {Clinical Psychology) at the University of 1 long Kong in Auutist 2000 Newly diagnosed NPC patients (n -20) were interviewed to collect data on iheir coping strategies (Chinese version of MBSS), menial adjustment, to cancer (Chinese version of MAC). Anxiety and Depression (Chinese version of MADS) and quality of life (Chinese version of PACIT-Ci and fACff-Sp). The demographic characteristics ol' the cancer palicnis were matched Willi a eonlrol group (ir 20). Independent t-tests revealed no significant difference in anxiety and depression between the two groups. Significant correlation was found between coping and anxiety in the \PC group bin not the control group, further [egression analysis suggested that while monitoring is associated with both mental adjustment the psychological outcomes, it did nol uniquely contribute to either anxiety or quality of life after the effect of mental adjustment to cancer was parlialjed out. A mediation role of mental adjustment to cancer between coping and psschoiogical outcomes is proposed to account for these findings.
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:cancer patients psychological aspects


Date of Publication:01/01/2000

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