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Hashemi S, Yahyaee A. The effect of stress inoculation training on quality of life and life expectancy in male patients with skin cancer. jdc. 2018; 9 (3) :208-218
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5337-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran , dr.sarahashemi@yahoo.com
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1043 Views)
Background and Aim: Skin cancer is the most common malignancy in the world with high morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of stress inoculation training on quality of life and life expectancy in patients with skin cancer.

Methods: This research was a semi experimental study with pre test - post test - follow up assessment in experimental and control group. The study population consisted of all male patients with skin cancer at Negah Clinic Center in Saveh during the year 2017. Thirty patients were recruited by randomization followed by random allocation dividing them into two groups of 15 subjects. The training included 6 weekly sessions and subjects were asked to fill quality of life and life expectancy questionnaires both at the beginning and end of the coarse. Data was analyzed using ANOVA with repeated measure.

Results: There was a significant difference in life expectancy between the experimental group and control group (P<%001). Furthermore, similar significant difference was found between two groups regarding quality of life.

Conclusion: Stress inoculation training can be used as a valuable and practical intervention in patients with skin cancer,which leads to a significant improvement both in quality of life and life expectancy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/12/30 | Accepted: 2018/12/30 | Published: 2018/12/30

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