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| Published: September 25, 2017

Anxiety Related Problems and Treatment Compliance among Female Breast Cancer Patients

Nidhi Verma

Asst. Professor, Deptt. Of Psychology, Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.111/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.111


The present paper aims to examine the co-morbid anxiety related problems and treatment compliance in breast cancer patients. To realize the main objective, a sample of 70 female breast cancer patients, ranging in  age from 28 to 70 years were taken  and  was tested with Personality Assessment Inventory (Morey, 1991) which screens for 20 psychopathological variables but in our present paper we have taken only Neurotic spectrum scales and Treatment Consideration Scales of PAI. Sample was divided in two groups i.e. Pre-menopausal (N=25) and Post-menopausal (N= 25). Twenty patients were left because of their menopausal transition period. Two groups were compared in terms of significance of mean differences by using t-test and Clinical Interview to tap the aspects which are not covered by PAI. Results revealed the pre-menopausal to be high on neurotic spectrum of PAI and treatment compliance as compared to post menopausal group.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017