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jalali M. The Relationship between Psychological Hardiness and Social Support in Women with Breast Cancer. Avicenna J Neuro Psycho Physiology. 2019; 6 (4)
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Abstract:   (191 Views)
Background:  psychological hardiness and social support are two necessary health-elevating factors that strength individuals to remain both psychologically and physically healthy despite encountering negative life events. So, this study aimed to investigation the relationship between psychological hardiness and social support in women with breast cancer.
Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive which was completed in the Shafa Hospital of Ahvaz, Iran, in 2018-2019. Hundred and ten women with breast cancer were purposefully selected to complete the personal/demographic/illness questionnaire, The Kobasa Psychological Hardiness Questionnaire, and The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Data were analyzed by one-sample t-test, analysis of variance, and Pearson correlation with a significance level of p < 0.05.
Results: There was a significant positive correlations between perceived social support and psychological hardiness (r=0.045; p<0.05), perceived social support and commitment (r=0.469; p<0.05), Also, there was a positive and significant correlations between perceived social support and control (r=0.429; p<0.05), perceived social support and challenging (r=0.266; p<0.05).  
Conclusion: The results showed that psychological hardiness and social supports have a significant relationship, so healthcare providers can use these personality attributes in their care sketching to better-coping strategies.  In a way, perceived social support and psychological hardness can be effective in progressing the patients' health and should be considered as effective moderating factors in their therapy process.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Clinical Psychology
Received: 2019/08/23 | Accepted: 2019/11/10 | Published: 2019/12/8

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