Hope and perspective on death in patients with cancer


ÖZEN B. , CEYHAN Ö. , Buyukcelik A.

DEATH STUDIES, vol.44, no.7, pp.412-418, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1626942
  • Title of Journal : DEATH STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.412-418

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the relationship between various attitudes and hope levels of cancer patients. The study was conducted in an observational and cross-sectional design with 106 cancer patients who were followed in the oncology clinic of a hospital. In the study, it was found that women had lower hope levels than men, and as age decreased, hope levels increased and as educational level increased, hope levels increased. It was found that the patients who said "I have fear/worry/anxiety and think about my family as they will be left behind" had lower total scores and subscale scores of hope. The results of the study showed that individuals with cancer had relatively higher hope levels. It was determined that the patients' thoughts about death affected their hope both directly and indirectly.