Problem–focused Coping among of Chronic Wound Patient

Wulan Rachmawati, Dewi Gayatri, Shanti Farida

Abstract

Objective: Chronic wound is one of the complications that often occur on cancer patients. This wound not only cause physical discomfort, but also cause psychological discomfort: stress. This study aimed to identify the correlation between stress and coping strategies towards patient with crhronic wound.

Methods: This study used  quantitative method with cross-sectional design. Total of 73  cancer patients were interviewed using Questionnaire on Stress in Cancer Patient to measure stress and Brief COPE to measure coping strategies.

Result: The result of this study showed that the average of individual stress score who used emotion-focused coping strategy was significantly higher compared to  the average of individual stress score who used problem-focused coping strategy (p: 0,018). There were significantly differences in stress score between respondents used problem-focused coping strategies and the ones used emotion-focused coping.

Conclusion: These findings showed that problem-focused coping strategies to be more commonly employed compared to emotion-focused coping, indicating that patients with chronic wound have adaptive coping.

Keywords:Coping strategy, stress, malignant wound, cancer.

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