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IJCA 2019, 1(3): 29-37 Back to browse issues page
The Comparison of Attitude toward death and Anxiety sensitivity between adolescents with cancer and normal adolescents
M Ahmadi Farsani, R Heshmati , T Hashemi Nosrat Abad, Sh Rezazadeh
PhD in Health Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Science and Psychology, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.
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 Background : Cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in adolescents. Psychological factors play an important role both in the development and in the sustainability and outcomes of cancer. Among these factors are Attitude to death and Anxiety sensitivity. Therefore, in this research, comparison of Attitude to death and Anxiety sensitivity between adolescents with cancer and normal adolescents are discussed. 
 Methods: For the purpose of this study, from adolescents (15-19 years old) with cancer in the Isfahan province who had come to Health centers and Ala Cancer Prevention and Control Center (MACSA), 60 people were selected by available sampling method, and selected 60 normal adolescent (15-19 years old) of Isfahan High School by Cluster Sampling. Then, the Wong Death Attitude Inventory and Anxiety Sensitivity (AS) Inventory was completed by all two groups. MANOVA was used for the analysis of data.
 Results: Result showed that from attitude to death sub scales, Fear of Death, Death Avoidance and Escape Acceptance and also all sub scales of anxiety sensitivity of adolescents with cancer is significantly higher than normal adolescents.
 Conclusion: Based on the findings, it can be concluded that attitude to death and anxiety sensitivity play an important role both in the development and in the sustainability and outcomes of cancer in adolescents. So, along with physical interventions, we must take measures to reduce fear of death and death avoidance and anxiety sensitivity in adolescents with cancer.
Keywords: Attitude toward death, Anxiety Sensitivity, Cancer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/07/19 | Accepted: 2019/08/23
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Ahmadi Farsani M, Heshmati R, Hashemi Nosrat Abad T, Rezazadeh S. The Comparison of Attitude toward death and Anxiety sensitivity between adolescents with cancer and normal adolescents. IJCA. 2019; 1 (3) :29-37
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