Study Of Coping Styles and Self-efficacy In Women With Breast Cancer For Women in the General

Document Type : Original Article


1 Master of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.

2 Associated Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.


Background and Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the relationship between coping styles and self-efficacy in women with breast cancer and normal women.
Materials and Methods: The present study was a descriptive-analytic study. In 2014, referring to the specialized radiotherapy and rehabilitation clinics of Reza (AS) and the control variables of 50 women with breast cancer and 50 healthy women, through available sampling In this study, demographic characteristics were used along with informed consent form, Lazarus and Falkman coping styles questionnaire, and Sherer and Maddox general self-efficacy questionnaire were used to collect data. Pearson correlation and Independent t-test were used to determine the hypotheses to determine the difference between the two groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS 16 software.
Results: The results of the analysis showed that there is a significant difference between coping styles and its components and self-efficacy among patients with breast cancer and normal people. In women with breast cancer and normal women in problem-oriented style, with self-efficacy There is a meaningful and direct relationship between emotion-centered styles and self-efficacy (p <0.01).
 Conclusion: Overall, the findings show that there is a significant difference between coping styles and self-efficacy in cancer patients and normal people, and higher scores in problem-oriented styles are associated with better self-efficacy and better self-efficacy leads to health promotion behaviors Gets


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