IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 41 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.06.5473
Open Access Original Research
Assessment of pain, acceptance of the disease, adaptation to life and strategies of coping with the disease in patients with endometrial cancer
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1 Collegium of Business Administration, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
2 Department of Economic and System Analyses, National Institute of Public Health-NIH, Warsaw, Poland
3 Department of Health Economics and Medical Law, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
4 Department of Cancer Prevention, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2020, 41(6), 1016–1022;
Accepted: 28 June 2020 | Published: 15 December 2020

Diagnosis of cancer reduces the quality of patients’ life and results in diverse attitudes towards the disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the strategy for coping with pain, acceptance of the disease and adaptation to life in endometrial cancer patients. The study was conducted among 119 women. The applied research technique comprised of four questionnaires: The Beliefs about Pain Control, The Pain Coping Strategies, Approval Illness Scale and Mental Adjustment to Cancer. The highest mean score affecting pain control was pointed on the influence of physicians, but depended on the respondents’ education and professional status. The most common strategy for coping with the disease was hoping/praying and included fighting spirit and positive reevaluation. The adopted strategies were differentiated mainly by the patients’ age. The level of acceptance of the disease was not differentiated by any socio-economic variable.

Endometrial cancer
Pain control
Strategies for coping with pain
Acceptance of illness
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