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rahimzadegan S, Basharpour S, Mikaeili N, Narimani M. Predicting psychological adjustment to the Disease in cancer patients based on self-compassion and health locus of control. SJNMP 2022; 8 (1) :1-14
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1- Department of Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran , basharpoor_sajad@uma.ac.ir
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Background & Aims: Cancer is a threat to a person's life that can cause psychological problems and affect psychological adjustment to the disease. This study aimed to determinate the predict psychological adjustment to the illness in cancer patients based on self-compassion and health Locus of control.
Materials & Methods: The present study was descriptive and correlational research. The statistical population of the present study was all patients aged 18 to 65 years with breast, blood, stomach, and intestinal cancer referred to the oncology ward of Omid and Imam Khomeini hospitals in Urmia in The first half of the year 2021. 250 people (121 females and 129 males) were selected by the available sampling method. Data collection tools included the short form of the Cancer Adjustment Questionnaire, the Self-Compassion Scale, and the C Form of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale. Pearson correlation method, multiple regression analysis, were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed that self-compassion has a significant positive relationship with psychological adjustment to illness (P <0.01) and health control center with psychological adjustment to illness (P <0.05), so that self-compassion with The beta coefficient of 0.572 at the level of P <0.01, positively and the health control center with the beta coefficient of 0.231 at the level of P <0.05, positively predict psychological adjustment to illness
Conclusion: The results of this study show that high self-compassion and having an internal center of health control, increases psychological adjustment to illness. Therefore, promoting self-compassion and teaching a responsible attitude and having a sense of control over the health and treatment process, can lead to adjustment to illness and improve the treatment process in these patients.
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Received: 2022/05/28 | Revised: 2022/09/4 | Accepted: 2022/09/3 | Published: 2022/09/3 | ePublished: 2022/09/3

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