Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Original Research Article

Authors

1 Delneshjo, Master of General Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchistan

2 Associate Professor, Department Of Psychology, Faculty Of Educational and Psychology, University Of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.

Abstract

Background & Objective: This research was with the aim of checking the role of the meaning of life in death anxiety and suicidal thoughts of women with cancer.
Materials & Methods: The method of this research is a correlation. The statistical crowd of the perusal included all women with cancer referred to Tawheed Hospital in Sanandaj city in 1400-1401. The sample size consists of one hundred people selected by purposive sampling. To collect data, Steger's Meaning in Life (MLQ), Templer's Death (DAS), and Beck's Suicidal Thoughts (BSSI) questionnaires are used. In this research, SPSS software is exigent to their capability to form virulent lumps.
Results: The information were decomposed using correlation tests and regression analysis. The regression conclusions showed that the meaning of life has an inverse result on suicidal thoughts and death anxiety has a direct relationship with suicidal thoughts. The Pearson correlation results showed that the meaning of life predicts death anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Conclusion: In general, it can be concluded that the meaning of life plays an instrumental role in the death anxiety and suicidal thoughts of women with cancer.

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