International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part E (2021)
Assessing the level of depression and coping strategy adopted by cancer patients
World Health Organization defines health as an state of complete physical mental and social well being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity. A healthy person is an asset to the society. An unhealthy lifestyle and practices among an individual will lead to a disease.
Material and Method: A Quantitative research approach and descriptive research design was used. Cancer patients admitted in Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pune, were used to collect the data. A total sample of 40 cancer patient was selected by convenience non probability sampling technique. Data was collected using modified Beck Depression Inventory assessing the level of depression and cope scale to assess the coping strategy.
Results:42.5% of the cancer patients had moderate depression (score 21-30), 20% of them had borderline clinical disturbance (17-20), 17.5% of them had mild depression (score 11-16), 17.5% of them had normal depression (score 1-10) and 2.5% of them had severe depression (Score 31-40). Majority of 97.5% of the cancer patients had average coping (score 73-114) and 2.5% of them had good coping strategy (Score 115-155).
Conclusion: The correlation between depression and coping found negative is statistically significant. More the depressed is the cancer patients, poor is his coping. There was no significant association between depression of cancer patients and their demographic variables.
How to cite this article:
Priyadarshini Waikhom. Assessing the level of depression and coping strategy adopted by cancer patients. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(1):354-356. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i1e.8207