Relationship between hope and fatique levels in cancer patients

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Çelik M., Uğur Ö., Karadağ E.

Health Sciences Medicine , vol.4, no.6, pp.858-864, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Health Sciences Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.858-864
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The aim of the present study is; to determine the relationship between fatigue and hope levels in cancer patients. Material and Method: The study was conducted as a descriptive study. Data were collected using Socio-Demographic Data Qestionnaire, Herth Hope Index, Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI). The questionnaires were filled outthrough face-to-face interviews. Results: 213 cancer patients with 50.23% 21-54 years of age were taken into the study. There was no significant relationship between fatigue status of patients and sociodemographic variables. However, a significant correlation was found between the score of hope and the time after diagnosis(KW =2.608; p=0.053). In our study, the difference between mean score of hope level and gender, age,marital status, educational status and employment was not statistically significant. Conclusions: There was a significant negative correlation between fatigue and hope total scores of the patients. This shows us that the management of fatigue during the illness and treatment positively affects the hope and patients are struggling with their disease. it is suggested that the diagnosis of fatigue and hope levels of the patients from the diagnosis and the planning of the attempts to manage them can be suggested. Keywords: Cancer, hope, fatique