The Relationship between Resilience with Self- Compassion, Social Support and Sense of Belonging in Women with Breast Cancer

Document Type: Research Articles

Authors

1 Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Medical Doctor, Faculty of Medicine, Student Research Committee, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

3 Student Research Center affiliated, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

4 Student in Reproductive Health, Nursing and Midwifery School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations among Resilience, self- compassion,
social support and Sense of belonging in Iranian women with breast cancer. Materials and methods: This study was
a descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study .The data of 150 patients with breast cancer were collected by convenience
sampling using Demographic characteristics questionnaire, Connor-Davidson resilience scale, self-compassion
scale and the multidimensional scale of perceived social support in Urmia, Iran in 2016. Results: The most age of
the patients were in the range of 41-49 years, and most of them were married. The self- compassion, social support
and Sense of belonging (r = all correlated significantly with resilience). Significant positive correlation was identified
among self-compassion, social support, sense of belonging and resilience (P < 0.01). Conclusions: The results of
this study clarified the self-compassion, social support and Sense of belonging are effective on the resilience among
Iranian women with breast cancer. It is recommended to design some interventional programs to increase the aspect of
resilience in these patients.

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