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Issazadegan A, Sepehrianazar F, Matlabi M. The comparison of attachment styles and fear of intimacy in people with and without cancer. MEJDS. 2016; 6 :205-210
URL: http://jdisabilstud.ir/article-1-596-en.html
1- Urmia University
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Abstract
Objective: Regarding the importance of stressful life and events in the development of cancer, the purpose of this study was to compare the attachment styles and fear of intimacy in people with and without cancer.
Methods: The research is descriptive and causal-comparative. The population consisted of all cancer patients and non-patients in the city of Urmia. The sample of this study was 80 cancer patients and 80 healthy subjects matched with the patient group who were selected using convenience sampling. Data were collected by Attachment Styles Questionnaire and Fear of Intimacy Questionnaire. In order to analyze the data, multivariate analysis of variance or MANOVA was used.
Result: The results showed that the attachment style in patients with cancer were more evasive and thus less intimate compared to normal people (p<0.005), while no statistical difference was found between the two groups in terms of secure and ambivalent attachment style. The patients developing cancer also turned out to have more fear of intimacy (p<0.013).
Conclusion: It was concluded that the attachment style in patients with cancer were more evasive and thus less intimate compared to normal people.
 

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Social Sciences
Received: 2015/11/1 | Accepted: 2015/12/12

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