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J Relig Health. 2017 Apr;56(2):575-590. doi: 10.1007/s10943-016-0267-y.

Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients: The Association with Religiosity and Religious Coping.

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1
Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. chong_guan@um.edu.my.
2
Department of Psychological & Behavioural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3
Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

There is a lack of studies looking into religiosity and religious coping in cancer patient. In this cross-sectional study, we examined the religiosity using Duke University Religion Index, religious coping using Brief Religious Coping Scale, anxiety and depression based on Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale among 200 cancer patients. The association between religiosity and religious coping with anxiety and depression was studied. The findings showed that subjects with anxiety or depression used more negative religious coping and had lower non-organization religiosity. Hence, measurements in reducing negative religious coping and encouraging religious activities could help to reduce psychological distress in cancer patients.

KEYWORDS:

Anxiety; Cancer; Depression; Religiosity; Religious coping

PMID:
27287259
DOI:
10.1007/s10943-016-0267-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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