Cervical cancer is a disease that affects every aspect of human life, including physiological and social aspects. Patients use adaptive coping mechanisms to maintain self-integrity using stimulus. Maladaptive coping strategies can cause stress. The nurse's roles as cognate controllers can help patients improve their adaptability. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between nurse's roles and the stress levels of cervical cancer patients. This research conducted an analytical descriptive study using a cross sectional approach. Sample sizes were 30 newly diagnosed cervical cancer patients in the Oncology Polyclinic of Dr Soetomo Hospital, taken using a consecutive sampling technique for one month. Data related to the varying roles of the nurses as cognators control and the stress levels among cervical cancer patients were collected via questionnaire. The data were analyzed using the Spearman's Rho statistics test with significant level α<0,05. This study showed a significant correlation between the nurse's role and stress levels among cervical cancer patients (p = 0.007, r = 0,0485). The positive roles of nurses can improve adaptability and decrease patients' stress levels by providing comprehensive health education. The nurse performs a unique role as a facilitator in the adaptation process. Nurses must be broad-minded and have good communication skills, psychological understanding, and the ability to be a positive role model.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||4th International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco Development, ICTCRED 2018 - Semarang, Indonesia|
Duration: 30 Oct 2018 → 31 Oct 2018