The Relationship of Psychological Time and Attitudes to Disease in Women with Cancer of the Reproductive System
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- psychological time of personality, oncological disease, reproductive system, ambulatory treatment, surgical treatment, types of relationship to the disease, psychological past, psychological present, psychological future
Despite the high adaptive abilities of the female body, in recent decades, there has been a steady increase in gynecological diseases associated with the impaired reproductive system function. Many critical aspects change when a patient is diagnosed with cancer of the reproductive system. The “black mark” of the diagnosis continues to be a death sentence. Personal fears of incurability, pain and disabling surgical treatments are at the center of the patient’s mental reactions. Our empirical study presented in this paper revealed that all these factors contribute to the formation of a distorted internal picture of the disease in the patient’s mind, which can lead to the loss of a person’s life-meaning perspective and deformation of psychological time. This article examines certain specifics of the relationship and types of attitude to the disease (according to the Time Experience Scale developed by E. I. Golovakha, A. A. Kronik, the TOBOL methods developed by A. E. Lichko and N. Ya. Ivanov, and the Time Perspective Questionnaire by F. Zimbardo) in women with cancer of the reproductive system, who are subjected to outpatient and surgical treatment.
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TY - CONF AU - G Kroyan AU - O Gurova AU - E Ippolitova PY - 2020/01 DA - 2020/01 TI - The Relationship of Psychological Time and Attitudes to Disease in Women with Cancer of the Reproductive System BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Education, Health and Human Wellbeing (ICEDER 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 259 EP - 263 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceder-19.2020.55 DO - 10.2991/iceder-19.2020.55 ID - Kroyan2020/01 ER -