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Viewpoints of Family Caregivers about Posttraumatic Growth in Cancer Patients
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Viewpoints of Family Caregivers about Posttraumatic Growth in Cancer Patients
Tahory, Hale; Mohammadian, Robab; Rahmani, Azad; Seyedrasooli, Alehe; Lackdezajy, Sima; Heidarzadeh, Mehdi;
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Background: There is little information about the objectivity of posttraumatic growth experienced by cancer patients. So, the aim of present study was to investigate the viewpoints of family caregivers regarding posttraumatic growth in cancer patients. Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in one referral medical center in East Azerbaijan Province in northwest of Iran. 120 primary family caregivers of cancer patients participated with a convenience sampling method. The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) and Perception about Prognosis Scale (PPS) were applied for data collection with analysis performed using SPSS statistical software. Results: Family caregivers believed that their patients had a good prognosis (score 3.95 from 5). The total score of PTGI was 60.7 (SD
Cancer patients;posttraumatic growth;prognosis;family caregivers;Iran;
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