Case Study on Illness Perception and Treatment Belief in Breast Cancer Patient Who Undergo a Traditional Treatment
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- illness perception, treatment belief, breast cancer
This case study aimed to describe the illness perception, medical and traditional treatment belief in breast cancer patients. Traditional treatment referred to health practices beyond medical treatment. Five breast cancer patients were recruited from an online survey, cancer community and traditional treatment clinic. They completed a demographic and clinical characteristic form, IPQ-R, BMQ, CAMBI and interviewed. Descriptive statistic and qualitative analysis were used to analyze the data. The majority of participants had a positive illness perception. They believed in their ability to control the illness, appraised their illness as an acute condition and believed the treatment helped them control the illness. The most selected cause of breast cancer was a psychological factor; stress and the cause which considered important associated with participant’s behavior.They also had a lower belief in medical treatment, worried about the negative side effects and tend to feel there is no need to undergo medical treatment.They had a higher belief in traditional treatment, involving belief in natural treatment, participation in treatment and holistic health. Most breast cancer patients who undergo traditional treatment had a positive illness perception, lower belief in medical treatment and higher belief in traditional treatment.
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TY - CONF AU - Arina Shabrina AU - Aulia Iskandarsyah PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Case Study on Illness Perception and Treatment Belief in Breast Cancer Patient Who Undergo a Traditional Treatment BT - Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 103 EP - 115 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.16 DO - 10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.16 ID - Shabrina2018/07 ER -