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IJPN 2014, 1(4): 36-44 Back to browse issues page
The relationship between (D) type of personality, and perceived stress with health behaviors in women with breast cancer
Toraj Hashemi, Bahram Paymannia *
, bpeymannia@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Nowadays, The importance of psycho – social issues in physical health of the individual and Investigation the personality traits of people with cancer has been considered as a major topic of interest of health psychologists in the field of health psychology. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between D type of personality and perceived stress with health behaviors in women with breast cancer was studied. Method: In this descriptive study with correlation method, 60 women with breast cancer of Ahwaz Golestan hospital in 2013 selected by using convenient sampling methods.in order to variables measurement,personality D type tests (Denollet), perceived stress scale (Kohen) health status questionnaireof Loge and Kass were used. The research data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. Results: In this study, there was a significant inverse relationship between D type of personality and perceived stress with health behaviors, (p<0.01 and r=-0.56) and (r=-0.34 and p<0.05), respectively. The results of multiple regression analysis showed that D type of personality and perceived stress variables are good predictors of health behaviors in breast cancer patients. Conclusion: according to findings of study, we can conclude that in health behavior of patients with breast cancer, Individual factors, especially negative emotions, social inhibition and also perceptual factors such as perceived stress, have played a decisive role. Accordingly, considering the characteristics of personality D type and perceived stress as predictors of health behavior factors in breast cancer patients is essential. 1- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tabriz , Tabriz ,Iran. 2- MSc in Student Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran. (Corresponding Author) E-mail: bpeymannia@yahoo.com
Keywords: personality D Type, Perceived Stress, health behavior, breast cancer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/03/21 | Accepted: 2014/04/14 | Published: 2014/04/14 | ePublished: 2014/04/14
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hashemi T, paymannia B. The relationship between (D) type of personality, and perceived stress with health behaviors in women with breast cancer . IJPN. 2014; 1 (4) :36-44
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