Perceived Social Support in Spanish Cancer Outpatients with Psychiatric Disorder
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TítuloPerceived Social Support in Spanish Cancer Outpatients with Psychiatric Disorder
Fecha de publicación2013-02
This study examines differences in perceived social support during oncology treatment of cancer patients, whilst taking into account the presence of psychiatric disorder. Of particular interest were cancer patients ... [+]
This study examines differences in perceived social support during oncology treatment of cancer patients, whilst taking into account the presence of psychiatric disorder. Of particular interest were cancer patients who received psychopharmacology treatment compared with those who did not. A total of 760 cancer outpatients were recruited from one hospital in Spain. Multivariate analysis of variance with the general linear model procedure was used. The Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey was used to assess social support perceived. The Diagnostic Inter- view Schedule using DSM-III-R criteria was utilized for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. There were significant differences between the patients diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder and those not diagnosed with psychiatric disor- ders in terms of perceived Emotional/Informational Support (F = 19.11, p < 0.01), Affectionate Support (F = 12.30, p < 0.01) and the Overall Support Index (F = 16.73, p < 0.01). In patients requiring psychopharmacology treatment, significant differences were presented with Structural Support (F = 4.32, p < 0.05), Emotional/Informational Support perceived (F=7.87, p<0.01), Instrumental Support (F=4.17, p<0.05) and Overall Support Index (F=7.84, p < 0.01). Psychopharmacology treatment helped to increase the perception of social support received by the patient. Healthcare professionals could provide support that would normalize cancer patients’ distress, taking into account the importance of perceived social support for the psychological well-being of patients. [-]
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Cita bibliográficaCosta-Requena, G., Ballester Arnal, R. and Gil, F. (2013), Perceived Social Support in Spanish Cancer Outpatients with Psychiatric Disorder. Stress and Health, 29: 421–426.
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