Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Schomer, Helgo en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Edwards, Lynn en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T07:12:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T07:12:07Z
dc.date.issued 1988 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Edwards, L. 1988. Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17073
dc.description Bibliography: pages 119-139. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to identify the needs and problems that were experienced by rural cancer patients and to investigate the level of emotional stress that they reported. A further purpose was to interpret the main findings of the study according to the Biomatrix Theory. 496 Cancer patients who lived in rural areas of the Western Cape and 140 urban cancer patients were interviewed. The urban cancer patients formed a control group for comparison of the stress data. In order to consider the needs and problems of rural cancer patients from a widespread area, stratified random sampling of magisterial districts was applied and an attempt was made to interview all cancer patients who were living in each of the 21 magisterial districts sampled. Data on needs and problems were collected by use of a questionnaire, and the stress data was collected by administering a modified format of the Stress Evaluation Inventory (SEI). The findings of this study revealed that financial difficulties were the most frequently reported problem while transport difficulties and frustration of emotional support needs were also frequently reported. Patients who reported experiencing these problems also reported statistically significantly higher stress according to the SEI than those who did not. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Cancer Patients - Psychological aspects en_ZA
dc.title Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Edwards, L. (1988). <i>Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17073 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Edwards, Lynn. <i>"Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1988. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17073 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Edwards L. Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1988 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17073 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Edwards, Lynn AB - The purpose of this study was to identify the needs and problems that were experienced by rural cancer patients and to investigate the level of emotional stress that they reported. A further purpose was to interpret the main findings of the study according to the Biomatrix Theory. 496 Cancer patients who lived in rural areas of the Western Cape and 140 urban cancer patients were interviewed. The urban cancer patients formed a control group for comparison of the stress data. In order to consider the needs and problems of rural cancer patients from a widespread area, stratified random sampling of magisterial districts was applied and an attempt was made to interview all cancer patients who were living in each of the 21 magisterial districts sampled. Data on needs and problems were collected by use of a questionnaire, and the stress data was collected by administering a modified format of the Stress Evaluation Inventory (SEI). The findings of this study revealed that financial difficulties were the most frequently reported problem while transport difficulties and frustration of emotional support needs were also frequently reported. Patients who reported experiencing these problems also reported statistically significantly higher stress according to the SEI than those who did not. DA - 1988 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1988 T1 - Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory TI - Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : an interpretation according to the biomatrix theory UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17073 ER - en_ZA


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