The role of tumor grade, demographics and psychological factors in Cancer survivorship

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Seyed Javad Hosseini 1 , Ishaq Rahimian 2 , * , Siavash Talepasand 3 , Farahnaz Gharemanfard 4

1 MSc Student in General Psychology,Factlty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,Semnan University,Semnan, Iran.

2 Department of Clinical Psychology,Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,Semnan University,Semnan,Iran.

3 Department of Educational Psychology,Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,Semmnan University,Semnan,Iran.

4 Department of Medical Oncology,Cancer Research Center of Semmnan University of Medical Sciences,Semnan,Iran.

How to Cite: Hosseini S J , Rahimian I, Talepasand S , Gharemanfard F . The role of tumor grade, demographics and psychological factors in Cancer survivorship, Hormozgan Med J. 2017 ; 21(1):e87273. doi: 10.18869/acadpub.hmj.21.1.42.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 21 (1); e87273
Published Online: May 21, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 11, 2017
Accepted: May 21, 2017
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Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to predict cancer survival according to the role
of demographic determinants, psychological factors and tumor grade.
Methods: In this cross-sectional retrospective study, 350 patients with blood, breast,
prostate, lung, stomach and colon cancers (173 patients with cancer survival for more than
2 years and 177 patients with cancer survival for 2 years or less) were selected by
convenience sampling method among patients who referred to the Semnan Kosar Hospital
and Specialized Cancer Treatment Centers in Semnan. Data was collected by the
Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI), Inner Strength Questionnaire (ISQ), Bell Object
Relations and Reality Testing Inventory (BORRTI), Self-Efficacy Scale for Self-
Management (SESSM) and disease-demographic characteristics questionnaires. Data were
analyzed by binary logistic regression analysis using the SPSS 20 software.
Results: Age (P<0.001) and low-grade tumors (P<0.01) have reverse correlation and
the post-traumatic growth has positive significant correlation (P<0.01) with cancer
survival for more than 2 years survival group. Age (Exp=1.10), low-grade tumors
(Exp=4.37) and post-traumatic growth (Exp=1.06) can predict cancer survival for more
than 2 years in the cancer patients (P<0.01).
Conclusion: Considering the role of age, tumor grade and post-traumatic growth in the
prediction of cancer patients’ survival, it can be suggested that preventive programs are
important to detect and diagnose cancer and administer tailored interventions in the critical
time period.

Keywords

Demographic Factors Psychological Factors Cancer Tumor Grade

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