Self-care behaviors mediates the relationship between resilience and quality of life in breast cancer patients

Abbas Abdollahi, Fahad Alsaikhan, Denis Andreevich Nikolenko, Moaed E. Al-Gazally, Trias Mahmudiono, Kelly A. Allen, Bekhzod Abdullaev

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that resilience could play an important role in enhancing the quality of life in women with breast cancer; however, the mediating role of self-care behaviors have not been studied. This study aims to explore the mediating role of self-care behaviors in the relationship between resilience and quality of life in breast cancer patients. A sample of 195 women with breast cancer (aged from 21 to 60 years; M = 45.32 ± 8.2) from three hospitals in Tehran, Iran completed online questionnaires measuring resilience, self-care and quality of life. The results of structural equation modeling showed that resilience (β = 0.546, p <.01) and self-care behaviors (β = 0.621, p <.01) positively predicted the quality of life in breast cancer patients. The bootstrapping analysis showed that self-care behaviors acted as a partial mediator between resilience and quality of life. The present study brings to light an underlying mechanism of the relationship between resilience and quality of life via the mediating variable of self-care behaviors for patients with breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number825
JournalBMC Psychiatry
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Mediator
  • Quality of life
  • Resilience
  • Self-care behaviors
  • Women
  • Women with breast cancer

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