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| Published: June 25, 2016

Health Locus of Control and Health Behaviours in Lung Cancer Patients

Medha Tripathi

Research scholar, Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, H. S. Asthana

Professor, Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, A. K. Asthana

Professor, Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.192/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.192

ABSTRACT

With growing number of cancer survivors, health behaviours may become relevant not only to prevention of cancer recurrence and improved survival, but also to quality of life and the reduction of risk for other chronic diseases. Given the importance of relatively good health as a basis for many of life’s pursuits and pleasures, it is understandable that cancer patients would seek to avoid illness and death, and indefinitely seek to obtain a state of better health. The present study aimed at studying the relationship of health behaviours and health locus of control in patients diagnosed with lung cancer. Results show that internal health locus of control was positively correlated with health promoting behaviours and negatively correlated with health impairing behaviours and external health locus of control was negatively correlated with health promoting behaviours and positively correlated with health impairing behaviours.

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Medha Tripathi @ medha.tripathi5@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.192/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.192

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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