Familial social support and depression in breast cancer: an exploratory study on a Pakistani sample


Nausheen, Bina and Kamal, Anila (2007) Familial social support and depression in breast cancer: an exploratory study on a Pakistani sample. Psycho-Oncology, 16, (9), 859-862. (doi:10.1002/pon.1136).

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This exploratory study investigated the relationship between familial social support and depression in a Pakistani sample of 80 female breast cancer patients, and whether the groups of demographic and medical variables differ on the levels of familial social support and depression. Familial social support and depression were measured by indigenous scales administered in Urdu language and found to be significantly inversely correlated. The groups based on age, number of children, financial sources of treatment, and disease stage differed significantly on familial social support and depression. No significant group differences were found on familial social support and depression between the groups of patients living in joint and nuclear families, and those who had and had not undergone mastectomy. Results are discussed in the respective social and cultural context

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1174-0431 (print)
Keywords: aged, breast neoplasms, depressive disorder, humans, psychology, ethnology, diagnosis, family, pakistan, culture,adult, epidemiology, major, female, social support, attitude to health, middle aged
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Cancer Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Clinical Neurosciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology
ePrint ID: 62519
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:44
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62519

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