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PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF PATIENTS WITH MALIGNANT HAEMATOLOGICAL DISEASES

L. Gercheva, G. Momova, K. Kudeva, D. Simeonova

Abstract

Different psychological and social problems deteriorating patients' quality of life appear together with the prolongation of the duration of life. The aim of this study was their investigation and systematization. An inquiry proposed by the authors was used. It consisted of 5 groups of questions, referring to the type of behaviour at the time of information about the diagnosis as well as to patient's everyday functioning. Lack of realistic "internal picture of the disease change in the hierarchy of values with loss of some and appearance of other new values, condensing the life events were found out. A change in the balance model before and after the disease towards increasing the interest for the body and the cares for it, as well as reduction of contacts outside the family were observed. A deterioration of social status was found out in 90 % of the patients. Important ways for overcoming the psychological and social problems in the patients with onco-haematological diseases were discussed.


Keywords

Oncologic haematology; psychology; sociology; psychosocial stress; adaptation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v30i0.2840

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L. Gercheva

G. Momova

K. Kudeva

D. Simeonova

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