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| Published: June 20, 2017

Resilience among Working and Nonworking Breast Cancer Patients

Jinson Alias

Lecturer of Psychology, Mount Carmel College, Karukadom Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Vidhya Ravindranadan

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, Ernakulam Dist., Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.105/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.105

ABSTRACT

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 They tend to withdrawn from others and self.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.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.105/20170403

10.25215/0403.105

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017