hig.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Religion, Culture and Meaning-Making Coping: A Study Among Cancer Patients in Turkey
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8823-6434
Clinic of Humanite Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2885-0635
Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Journal of religion and health, ISSN 0022-4197, E-ISSN 1573-6571, Vol. 58, no 4, p. 1115-1124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the present project has been to carry out international studies on meaning-making coping among people who have been affected by cancer in a number of societies and, thereby, to try to understand the influence of culture on use of these coping methods. Five countries—Sweden, South Korea, China, Japan, and Turkey—are included in the project. Qualitative semistructured interviews have been conducted with persons with a cancer diagnosis. The research group in each country has used, as a foundation, the interview questions developed for the Swedish study. These questions were, however, modified to better suite the sociocultural context of each participating country. The results presented here concern only Turkey and are restricted to religious coping methods. The study consists of 25 cancer patients (18 females and 7 males) between 20 and 71 years of age. The results of the study in Turkey indicated that the RCOPE (Religious Coping) methods are highly relevant for the interviewees. A sociological analysis of the study made from a cultural perspective showed clearly the importance of the idea of being tolerant (Sabr) for patients when coping with the psychological problems brought about by cancer. The study made it clear that culture plays an essential role in the choice of coping methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. Vol. 58, no 4, p. 1115-1124
Keywords [en]
Turkey, cancer, religious coping, culture, meaning-making
National Category
Nursing Social Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26941DOI: 10.1007/s10943-018-0646-7ISI: 000474476400008PubMedID: 29872943Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85048056965OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-26941DiVA, id: diva2:1217074
Funder
Riksbankens JubileumsfondAvailable from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(354 kB)93 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 354 kBChecksum SHA-512
cad384ac219c7bc071b07cc006da40f1e237053349329b6b06661d1eabb4a352d6510b86563b41376ad41b78a605e6825faf0230dfcde257fd6a3e881ea2ba00
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Ahmadi, FereshtehAhmadi, Nader

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ahmadi, FereshtehAhmadi, Nader
By organisation
Social Work
In the same journal
Journal of religion and health
NursingSocial Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 93 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 320 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf