Psychosocial Wellbeing of People with Cancer and Heart Disease: The Case of Clients in Ayder Referal Hospital, Northern Ethiopia

Teklebrhan Berhe


The purpose of this study was to gain a detailed understanding of psychosocial experiences of people with cancer and heart disease. One hundred twenty people with cancer and heart disease were surveyed. They were asked to indicate their degree of agreement related to their experience to the disease on each scale. A large proportion of patients reported experiencing severe to mild psychosocial problems in their day to day activities. Patients reported experiencing problems in the areas of anxiety (90.9%), depression (90.8%), psychological (73.3%), social (65.8%), coping (83.3%), and psychosocial wellbeing (88.3%). T-test indicated significant gender difference. Whereas, one-way ANOVA indicated the absence of significant disease type difference for psychosocial wellbeing. In conclusions many people with cancer and heart disease were experiencing psychosocial problems since they are diagnosed with their disease.

Keywords: Psychosocial wellbeing, Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease

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