BODY ESTEEM AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AMONG CANCER PATIENTS: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF RESILIENCE
Keywords:radiotherapy, chemotherapy, body esteem, psychological distress, resilience.
The current study focused on Body esteem and psychological distress in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy; the mediating role of resilience. A convenient sample of 200 cancer patients who were currently undergoing the sessions of radiotherapy/ chemotherapy, were tested. Data collection form was consisted on consent form, demographic information Performa to scrutinize the essentials about cancer patients under treatment, the scale of body esteem (urdu version), kessler’s psychological distress scale (urdu version), resilience scale (urdu version). The data was thus obtained through statistical analysis of SPSS. To acquire the basis and essential information about collected data descriptive statistics was applied. Correlation was calculated among study variables. Mediation analysis was done for the effect of body esteem and resilience on psychological distress. Findings expounded that resilience was significantly negative but partially a mediator between body esteem and psychological distress. Body esteem was found direct and in-direct predictor of psychological distress.
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