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Psychological wellbeing and mental health screening among cancer patients


Wong, Wing Hoe and Mohd Noah, Sidek and Ismail, Asmah (2017) Psychological wellbeing and mental health screening among cancer patients. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (14). pp. 336-347. ISSN 2222-6990


The study examined the cancer patients’ psychological wellbeing and the need for mental health screening among cancer patients undergoing cancer related treatments. This research was conducted on 240 cancer patients (120 male and 120 female) from the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. This study used the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS) as an instrument for mental health screening and data collection. Both descriptive and statistical analyses were performed on the data using mean, frequency, percentage, and independent sample t tests. Findings show that female participants recorded higher prevalence rates of symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and stress. Statistical analyses indicate there are significant differences in mean scores of depression, anxiety, and stress between genders. Implications of the research and suggestions for further study are also discussed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i14/3671
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Notes: Special issue - 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice 2017
Keywords: Cancer patients; Anxiety; Depression; Mental health screening; Stress
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 01:54
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 04:45
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59195
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