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Religions 2017, 8(11), 254; doi:10.3390/rel8110254

Spiritual/Religious Coping of Women with Breast Cancer

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Nursing School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo—EERP-USP and Estácio University Center-RP, São Paulo 14040-902, Brazil
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Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon 1649-023, Portugal
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Nursing School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo—EERP-USP, São Paulo 14040-902, Brazil
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Nursing School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo—EERP-USP and Sesc-Catanduva, São Paulo 15801-321, Brazil
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Nursing School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo—EERP-USP and Advanced Center of Oncology of São Francisco Hospital-RP, São Paulo 14010-170, Brazil
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Received: 19 October 2017 / Revised: 10 November 2017 / Accepted: 16 November 2017 / Published: 18 November 2017
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Abstract

This research aimed to evaluate the level of Spiritual/Religious Coping (SRC) of women with breast cancer. This is a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study. A total of 94 mastectomized women who participated in the study were enrolled in a rehabilitation center of a higher education institution of São Paulo. Data were collected from October 2013 to June 2014 using a questionnaire with sociodemographic, clinical, and spiritual/religious data, stressor stimulus associated with breast cancer, and the SRCOPE-Short Scale. All participants used SRC, 76.6% at high/very high level, and 23.4% at medium level; positive SRC (mean 3.41; standard deviation 0.59) was more used than negative SRC (mean 1.27; standard deviation 0.40), confirmed by the NSRC/PSRC ratio (mean 0.38; standard deviation 0.14). The SRC proved to be an important coping strategy in stress situations experienced by women with breast cancer and helpful in coping with the disease and the consequences of the treatments. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast neoplasms; women’s health; psychological adaptation; spirituality; religion breast neoplasms; women’s health; psychological adaptation; spirituality; religion
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Borges, M.L.; Caldeira, S.; Loyola-Caetano, E.A.; Magalhães, P.A.; Areco, F.S.; Panobianco, M.S. Spiritual/Religious Coping of Women with Breast Cancer. Religions 2017, 8, 254.

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