PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AND SEXUAL FUNCTION IN FEMALE SURVIVORS OF HODGKIN'S DISEASE.

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Title:
PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AND SEXUAL FUNCTION IN FEMALE SURVIVORS OF HODGKIN'S DISEASE.
Author:
DEAN, JUDITH CAROL HICKMAN.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examined differences in psychosocial adjustment and sexual function between female survivors of Hodgkin's disease and a control group of recently diagnosed but untreated cancer patients. The Hodgkin's disease survivors were assigned to one of two groups depending on whether they had retained ovarian functioning following their cancer therapy. Differences among the three groups were examined on variables consisting of the principal components derived from scores on the: Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory (DSFI); Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI); and Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS). These variables included: DSFI (General background and sexual functioning, Attitudes and feelings, and Information and Drive); BSI (General distress, and Somatic anxiety); and PAIS (General social functioning, and Health care orientation). No statistically significant differences in psychosocial adjustment and sexual function were found among the three groups. Additional analyses suggested that women who required therapeutic abortions to terminate pregnancies (existing at their diagnosis or occurring while they were receiving cancer treatment) had greater problems in psychosocial adjustment and sexual function than those who did not require abortions.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hodgkin's disease -- Psychological aspects.; Cancer -- Patients -- Sexual behavior.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Counseling and Guidance; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Beutler, Larry

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AND SEXUAL FUNCTION IN FEMALE SURVIVORS OF HODGKIN'S DISEASE.en_US
dc.creatorDEAN, JUDITH CAROL HICKMAN.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDEAN, JUDITH CAROL HICKMAN.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined differences in psychosocial adjustment and sexual function between female survivors of Hodgkin's disease and a control group of recently diagnosed but untreated cancer patients. The Hodgkin's disease survivors were assigned to one of two groups depending on whether they had retained ovarian functioning following their cancer therapy. Differences among the three groups were examined on variables consisting of the principal components derived from scores on the: Derogatis Sexual Functioning Inventory (DSFI); Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI); and Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS). These variables included: DSFI (General background and sexual functioning, Attitudes and feelings, and Information and Drive); BSI (General distress, and Somatic anxiety); and PAIS (General social functioning, and Health care orientation). No statistically significant differences in psychosocial adjustment and sexual function were found among the three groups. Additional analyses suggested that women who required therapeutic abortions to terminate pregnancies (existing at their diagnosis or occurring while they were receiving cancer treatment) had greater problems in psychosocial adjustment and sexual function than those who did not require abortions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHodgkin's disease -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectCancer -- Patients -- Sexual behavior.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounseling and Guidanceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBeutler, Larryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChristensenm Oscaren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNewlon, Bettyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWrenn, Boben_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHohmann, Georgeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8803249en_US
dc.identifier.oclc700048754en_US
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