Volume 4, Issue 1 (Winter 2018 -- 2018)                   JCCNC 2018, 4(1): 45-52 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.32598/jccnc.4.1.45

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1- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
2- School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
3- Department of Nursing, Abadeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadeh, Fars, Iran. , behnam.masmouei@gmail.com
4- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, Larestan, Iran.
Abstract:   (875 Views)
Background: Given the negative impact of cancer on the quality of life, low self-efficacy and self-esteem are common in the patients suffering from cancer. This study aims to determine the relationship between self-efficacy and self-esteem in these patients. 
Methods: This study was descriptive and cross-sectional and was conducted in Ayatollah Khansari Hospital in Arak. The obtained data were collected from 160 eligible patients diagnosed with cancer using Coopersmith self-esteem inventory and the strategies used by people to promote health and then analyzed in SPSS V. 20. 
Results: Spearman correlation showed a significant relationship between the subscales and the total score of self-efficacy and self-esteem score (P<0.05). Also, linear regression analysis revealed that self-efficacy could significantly predict self-esteem (P<0.05). 
Conclusion: Self-efficacy had a direct relationship with self-esteem. By improving self-efficacy, self-esteem will increase and lead to more self-care compliance and initiative in cancer patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/06/5 | Accepted: 2017/11/20 | Published: 2018/02/1