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

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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

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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), pp. 859-862. (doi:10.1002/pon.1136).

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Published date: 18 December 2007
Keywords: aged, breast neoplasms, depressive disorder, humans, psychology, ethnology, diagnosis, family, pakistan, culture, adult, epidemiology, major, female, social support, attitude to health, middle aged
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine, Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 62519
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62519
PURE UUID: e1bf1365-d893-438c-aa4a-0ce5c13d805e

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Date deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:20

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