The objective of the study was to examine Africentric coping, adjustment and quality of
life among breast cancer patients. The study recruited 200 breast cancer patients using
the purposive and convenience sampling methods. Participants were administered tests
assessing coping, adjustment, quality of life and psychopathological symptoms. The
findings revealed that breast cancer patients use cognitive methods in coping with breast
cancer. However, the results showed that breast cancer patients expressed feelings of
hopelessness and helplessness. The feelings of hopelessness and helplessness were
associated with low quality of life and a high prevalence of psychopathological
symptoms among the patients. Additionally, the stage of breast cancer were observed to
have a significant influence on quality of life, adjustment and coping. A significant
positive relationship was found between age of patients and the degree of psychological
distress. A significant negative relationship was found between duration of illness and
quality of life among breast cancer patients. In summary, this study found that most
breast cancer patients used maladaptive strategies in adjusting to the condition. As a
result they experienced low quality of life and an increased predisposition to
psychological distress. The implications of these findings are discussed.
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