Mental Health Issues among Mammographic Patients of Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru

Shaliny Serigarang A., (2020) Mental Health Issues among Mammographic Patients of Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru. Open University Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Assessment of mental health among the patients undergoing breast cancer examinations constitutes a very crucial aspect. In the present study, a total of 150 female patients were analyzed for depression, anxiety and stress based on their age, ethnicity, waiting period of the mammographic examination results and the mammographic results. On this basis, nine hypotheses were proposed for the following study. Robust analysis on each hypothesis was successfully performed using the data acquired from psychometric assessments of the female patients. The data includes the state of mental health ranging from a scale of 1 – 5 (Normal – chronic respectively), was analyzed using ONE – WAY ANOVA statistical tool. Dependent variables such as age, waiting period and mammographic results were compared against each of the factors depression, anxiety and stress. The research provided an overview of depression, anxiety and stress among the patients who were examined. Thus, hypothesis four, five and six were rejected, implying that there are significant differences between the occurrences of depression, anxiety and stress and its paramount correlation with the different age groups of patients. The middle-aged patients of the age group 41 – 50 years old suffered from mild to moderate levels of depression, anxiety and stress (mean value < 3) during the mammographic examinations, with more patients experiencing anxiety (2.30 ± 0.21) followed by stress (3.34 ± 0.24), and depression (2.68 ± 0.21). (Abstract by author)

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: A Project Paper submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project paper, Mental health - Assessment, Breast cancer axaminations, BPSY
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Cluster of Education and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Siti Norfazila Ismail
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2021 10:57
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 23:45

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