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Subjective resources as health determinants in people supporting leukemia patients

Anna Kaczmarska, Helena Wrona-Polańska
Psychiatria 2016;13(2):55-62.

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Vol 13, No 2 (2016)
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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The article presents problematic aspects related to subjective health level in people supporting leukemia patients and the relationship between their subjective resources and their health.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the study the following has been used: estimation scales used to measure subjective level of health, as well as The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) by Spielberger, Strelau, Tysarczyk and Wrześniewski, Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-29) by Antonowsky, and Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale.

RESULTS: As indicated by the results, respondents’ subjective level of health is at an average level, 10 respondents have experienced health deterioration since the diagnosis of leukemia in a close relative was posted. Respondents are characterized by a low subjective quality of life. The relation between a high level of subjective health and a high sense of coherence, high self-esteem and lower level of trait anxiety has been demonstrated. A positive correlation between the time elapsed after a diagnosis and the level of health and self-esteem of respondents has been observed.

CONCLUSIONS: The ability to use and increase resources possesed by the respondents is crucial for their health. Psychological support is required not only by leukemia patients, but also people supporting those patients.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The article presents problematic aspects related to subjective health level in people supporting leukemia patients and the relationship between their subjective resources and their health.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the study the following has been used: estimation scales used to measure subjective level of health, as well as The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) by Spielberger, Strelau, Tysarczyk and Wrześniewski, Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-29) by Antonowsky, and Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale.

RESULTS: As indicated by the results, respondents’ subjective level of health is at an average level, 10 respondents have experienced health deterioration since the diagnosis of leukemia in a close relative was posted. Respondents are characterized by a low subjective quality of life. The relation between a high level of subjective health and a high sense of coherence, high self-esteem and lower level of trait anxiety has been demonstrated. A positive correlation between the time elapsed after a diagnosis and the level of health and self-esteem of respondents has been observed.

CONCLUSIONS: The ability to use and increase resources possesed by the respondents is crucial for their health. Psychological support is required not only by leukemia patients, but also people supporting those patients.

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Keywords

health, resources, people supporting patients with leukemia

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Title

Subjective resources as health determinants in people supporting leukemia patients

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2016)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

55-62

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2016;13(2):55-62.

Keywords

health
resources
people supporting patients with leukemia

Authors

Anna Kaczmarska
Helena Wrona-Polańska

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