Education and Psychology Research Papers/Topics

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, RESILIENCE, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND HELP-SEEKING BEHAVIOURS IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE II DIABETES, BREAST CANCER AND HYPERTENSION

ABSTRACT Recent research suggests that there is a changing pattern in the illness from infectious or acute diseases to more chronic health conditions; this leads to emotional and psychological problems. Having psychological problems impairs an individual’s ability to be resilient in the face of adversity. However this has been ignored by research. The purpose of this study was to examine psychological distress and resilience in patients with specific chronic diseases: Type 2 diabetes, brea...


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