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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Torbat Jam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Torbat Jam, Iran (Corresponding Author) , bayazi123@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Today, cancer is one of the main causes of death in the world. Moreover, one of the top three causes of death in developed countries and Iran is cancer. Various studies have identified a number of psychological factors that affect individuals' reactions to physical symptoms of the disease and adherence to treatment in patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between ambivalence over emotional expression and depression with adherence treatment in cancer patients.
Materials & Methods: Based on the purpose, the present study is a basic study and based on the method, it is a correlational study. For this purpose, 206 subjects (women and men) with cancer referred to Dezful medical centers were selected by convenience sampling, and they completed Ambivalence over Emotional Expression Questionnaire (AEQ), and Zung Depression Scale, and General Adherence Scale. Statistical analyses were conducted by SPSS26 software and correlation coefficient and stepwise regression.
Results: The results showed that there was a negative and significant relationship between ambivalence over emotional expression with adherence treatment (r=-0.184), and depression with adherence treatment (r=-0.320)(p<0.01). Also, the depression variable predicts a total of 10% of adherence treatment in cancer patients (R2= 0.102).
Conclusion: The results showed that the variable of depression is one of the predictors of treatment in cancer patients. Given the importance of adherence to treatment in patients with chronic disease, it is necessary to identify the factors that impede adherence to treatment in determining which patients are at risk of non-adherence.
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