Volume 24, Issue 159 (9-2017)                   RJMS 2017, 24(159): 76-82 | Back to browse issues page

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Kargaran E K, Ghaemi F, Dortaj F, Mohammad Hossein Majd Rezaee M H, Rasooli V. The Relationship between Personality Dimensions and Stress Coping Strategies in Patients under Chemotherapy and Dialysis Treatment. RJMS. 2017; 24 (159) :76-82
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4618-en.html
Specialist in Metabolism and Endocrinology Assistant Professor and Faculty Member of the Ministry of Health, Tehran, Iran.
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Abstract

Background: A lot of studies have shown the relationship between personality and stress coping strategies. Patients under chemotherapy and hemodialysis patients experience much stress during treatment. Therefore, the aim of the present study was examining the relationship between personality and stress coping strategies in these patients.  

Methods: The present study was correlational. Among patients who referred to Shohadaye Tajrish and Shahid Modares hospitals in Tehran, 160 patients( 80 individuals of each disease) were selected in an available sampling method. NEO Personality Questionnaire and Stressful Conditions Coping Styles Questionnaire by Parker and Andler were the tools used in the study.

Findings: The findings showed there is a significant negative relationship between neurosis and problem-oriented solving strategy, there is a significant negative relationship between flexibility and avoidant coping style and there is a significant positive relationship between neurosis and avoidant coping style.

Conclusion: Personality dimensions such as neurosis and flexibility can be the predictor of stress coping strategy in hemodialysis patients.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology

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