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Religiousmeaning-making coping in Turkey: A study among cancer patients
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work. (Meaning-making coping)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8823-6434
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work. (Meaning-making coping)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2885-0635
Uppsala University. (Meaning-making coping)
2016 (English)In: Illness, crisis and loss, ISSN 1054-1373, E-ISSN 1552-6968Article, review/survey (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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.

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2016.
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Turkey, cancer, religious coping, culture, meaning-making
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24088DOI: 10.1177/1054137316672042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24088DiVA: diva2:1107034
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Meaning-mking coping
Available from: 2017-06-08 Created: 2017-06-08 Last updated: 2017-07-05Bibliographically approved

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