SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG BREAST CANCER PATIENTS OF ISLAMABAD

  • Najam ul Hasan Abbasi Department of Psychology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Seema Gul Assistant Professor GS Dept., Prince Sultan University, Women Campus Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Maryam Khurshid et al. Department of Psychology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Breast cancer, self-acceptance, Life satisfaction, Islamabad

Abstract

ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION: It is acknowledged all over the world that breast cancer can affect a woman's feelings of self-acceptance and life satisfaction, there are few studies concerning the level of selfacceptance and life satisfaction separately among women with breast cancer in Pakistan population. OBJECTIVES: To study the role of self-acceptance on life satisfaction among women with breast cancer, and to analyze the influence of socio-personal characteristics of women with their life satisfaction. DATA SOURCE & SETTINGS: A sample of 50 women (n=50) was selected from different hospitals of Islamabad. PERIOD: The duration of the study was 6 months. METHODS: The present study made use of the two scales i-e., Satisfaction with Life Scale and SelfAcceptance Questionnaires. The random sampling technique was used to collect data of clinical group from different hospitals of the Islamabad. RESULTS: Psychometric properties; alpha correlation, student t-test was used to analyze the data p value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between Self-acceptance and life satisfaction. The study also found that the low sense of identity as a whole, leads women to be dissatisfied with their lives. There was also a significant difference in demographic variables on life satisfaction and self-acceptance. CONCLUSIONS: The level of self-acceptance among women with breast cancer in Islamabad was low. Several factors were found to be significantly associated with the self-acceptance and life satisfaction of women with breast cancer.

Published
2017-06-03
How to Cite
Najam ul Hasan Abbasi, Seema Gul, & Maryam Khurshid et al. (2017). SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG BREAST CANCER PATIENTS OF ISLAMABAD. Journal of University Medical & Dental College, 8(4), 46-51. Retrieved from https://jumdc.com/index.php/jumdc/article/view/154
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