Predicting Role of Social Support and Coping in Physical Well-Being of Breast Cancer Patients in Punjab, Pakistan

Authors

  • Zarqa Azhar Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Yasir Nawaz Manj Professor, Department of Sociology, Government College Women University of Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Zain ul Abidin Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)14

Keywords:

Breast Cancer, Coping, Physical Wellbeing, Social Support

Abstract

Cancer is a fatal disease that can severely compromise a person's health and standard of living. The purpose of this research is to determine factors that are indicative of physical health in women with breast cancer. Using a quantitative research approach, 325 patients with breast cancer were identified using convenience and purposeful sampling. Socioeconomic status, coping methods, social support, and physical health were all measured through the use of a structured questionnaire. Chi-square and gamma-square tests were utilised for the bivariate analysis, and a regression model was applied to the multivariate data. The results of the study showed a close connection between patients' socioeconomic status and their health. In addition, coping methods and social support were found to be substantial predictors of physical health status among those with breast cancer. This quantitative analysis sheds light on what factors are most likely to affect a breast cancer patient's physical health. The findings highlight the significance of addressing socioeconomic inequities, encouraging effective coping mechanisms, and cultivating strong social support systems in order to improve the physical well-being and quality of life of people with breast cancer. These results have implications for healthcare providers and policymakers in the design of tailored therapies to aid breast cancer patients in their fight against the disease and their subsequent recovery and well-being.

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Published

2023-08-03

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Azhar, Z., Manj, Y. N., & Abidin, M. Z. ul. (2023). Predicting Role of Social Support and Coping in Physical Well-Being of Breast Cancer Patients in Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(3), 138–149. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)14