Predictors of Depression among Jordanian Women with Breast Cancer

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 Last revised: 3 May 2012

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Deya Rababah

Hashemite University - School of Nursing

Date Written: April 27, 2012

Abstract

Background: Depression is one of the most common psychological distress among cancer patients. Suicide, non compliant to the treatment, effects on quality of life are suspected effects of depression, studying predictors of depression will help to understand how to prevent and treat it among patients with breast cancer, no studies conducted about predictors of depression among Jordanian women with breast cancer. Aims: non-experimental descriptive cross-sectional correlational design; will be used to predict the biopsychosocial risk factors of depression among Jordanian women with breast cancer. Methods: a convenience sample of women from two hospitals and one cancer center in Jordan with diagnosis of breast cancer (N= 150) will complete two questionnaires: one of them measure depression, while the other include the demographical and medical data. Then the data will be analyzed using: descriptive analysis to describe the demographical and medical related variables, Pearson's R Correlation test and T-Test to assess the correlation of demographical and medical related variables with depression, and logistic regression to assess the correlation degree of variables. Results: study is in progress. Conclusion: The results of this study can be helpful to: enhance patients quality of life, conduct new studies regarding treatment options, and magnify the understanding of depression among women with breast cancer.

Keywords: predictors, depression, breast cancer

JEL Classification: I12

Suggested Citation

Rababah, Deya, Predictors of Depression among Jordanian Women with Breast Cancer (April 27, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2047049

Deya Rababah (Contact Author)

Hashemite University - School of Nursing ( email )

Zarqa

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