S. Lavanya, Nalini Jeyavantha Santha, Gowri Sethu
Ms. S. Lavanya1, Dr. Nalini Jeyavantha Santha2, Dr. Gowri Sethu3
1Vice Principal, Nandha College of Nursing, New Teachers Colony, Erode – 638011, Tamil Nadu
2Principal, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai
3Dept. of Physiology, Saveetha University, Chennai
Volume - 4,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2014
Background: Cancer diagnosis is a significant source of psychological stress, followed by an extended period of Stressful cancer treatment modalities. Not surprisingly, patients with a diagnosis of cancer report high psychological and emotional stress Objectives: To assess the level of stress among women with selected type of cancer. Design: A cross – sectional descriptive design was adopted for the study. Setting: Erode Cancer Centre, Erode Participants: 50 women fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by purposive sampling technique. Methods: All participants were interviewed a questionnaire to complete; questions were related to Baseline Proforma of women and Rating scale on The Impact of Event Scale (IES) and participants were given 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Results: The findings revealed that the stress among women with breast cancer shows that, majority (70%) of the samples had severe stress, and 30% of them had moderate stress, whereas women with cervical cancer 10 % were had mild stress, 30 % were had moderate stress and 60 % were had severe stress. It shows that breast cancer patients had more stress compared to cervical cancer patients. There was a significant association between the stress scores and variables like age and stages of cancer.
Conclusion: Stress is more among cancer patients. Maximum patient do not seek medical advice and adopt self-treat for themselves.
Cite this article:
S. Lavanya, Nalini Jeyavantha Santha, Gowri Sethu. A descriptive study to assess the level of stress among women with selected type of cancer in Erode Cancer Centre at Erode. Asian J. Nur. Edu. & Research 4(3): July- Sept., 2014; Page 321-324.