International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


A Study to Assess Perceived Stress Level among Breast Cancer Patient in Selected hospital, Kolkata

Anima Das


Abstract: A study was undertaken to assess the perceived stress level among breast cancer patients. The conceptual framework adopted for the study was based on Health Belief Model.40 breast cancer patients were included in the study. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from the patients in a selected government hospital Kolkata. Structured interview schedule and standardized tool on perceived stress scale by William and Cohen was used as data collection tool. The findings of the study reveal that there was low perceived stress in 12.5 %, moderate perceived stress in 82.5 %, severe perceived stress in 5 % breast cancer patients. There was no association found between perceived stress level and selected demographic variables. The study can be implicated in nursing field where it may be used for forming future plan to improve existing condition. Further study can be made on a larger sample and also comparative study can be conducted.


Keywords: Breast cancer patients, perceived stress


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020,


Pages: 1127 - 1131


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