Relationship between hopelessness, loneliness, and perceived social support from family in Turkish patients with cancer


PEHLİVAN S. , Ovayolu O., Ovayolu N., Sevinc A., Camci C.

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, vol.20, no.4, pp.733-739, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00520-011-1137-5
  • Title of Journal : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
  • Page Numbers: pp.733-739
  • Keywords: Hopelessness, Loneliness, Social support, Turkish cancer patient, BREAST-CANCER, FRIENDS, DEPRESSION, DISTRESS, SCALE, HOPE, CARE

Abstract

Life-threatening diseases such as cancer can create hopelessness and loneliness by altering the lifestyle of the patient and family. Perceived social support may facilitate coping with illness. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between hopelessness, loneliness, and perceived social support from family in Turkish patients with cancer.