Correlation between Hopelessness and Depression among Cancer Patients Admitted in Various Oncology Departments at Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Science Soura Srinagar Kashmir
Introduction: Hopelessness and depression are the most psychological distress experienced by patients with cancer. A cancer diagnosis can affect the emotional health of patients, families, and caregivers.
Results: Mean± SD of hopelessness score was 10.54±4.21 most of the study subjects (49%) had moderate hopelessness. mean± SD of depression score was 24.58±9.867 most of the patients (32%) had moderate depression followed by 28% had severe depression, a positive correlation was found between level of hopelessness and level of depression i.e., r=0.934, p=<0.001, and no association was found between hopelessness and depression with sociodemographic
variables such as age, gender, marital status, occupation, social support, duration of illness at p>0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: The study concluded that most of cancer patients have hopelessness and depression. Recommendations, Improving the psychological and emotional status for cancer patients of all types by nursing staff, especially after taking chemotherapy treatment. Coordinate between oncology center and the department of psychiatry for counselling to reduce hopelessness and depression among cancer patients.
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Malik AB, Bano Z, Annu S, Akhter M, Yaqoob I, Bano Z, Manzoor B. Correlation between Hopelessness and Depression among Cancer Patients Admitted in Various Oncology Departments at Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Science Soura Srinagar Kashmir. Int J Nurs Midwif Res. 2022;9(1&2):9-16.
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