| Published: June 20, 2017
Resilience among Working and Nonworking Breast Cancer Patients
Cancer is a malignant and invasive growth or tumor, tending to recur after excision and to spread to other sites; it is a nightmare for every human being. Being diagnosed as a cancer patient makes the individual to feel hopeless, worthless and helpless, and find it difficult to adapt to the changes. They tend to withdrawn from others and self. Being engaged in work or other activities may help the person to feel worthy and may help them to adapt to their illness. The present study attempted to explore whether job status can be a contributing factor for enhancing resilience among breast cancer patients. The data was collected from 61 females with breast cancer from Ernakulum district (Kerala). The tool was Connor Davidson resilience scale (CDRS) developed by Kathryn M. Connor and Jonathan R. T. Davidson (2003). The data was analyzed using t test and one way ANOVA. Result shows that working individuals with breast cancer has significantly higher level of resilience compared to non working patients.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2017 Alias J, Ravindranadan, Fatima A
Received: May 14, 2017; Revision Received: June 01, 2017; Accepted: June 20, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017