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Current Psychology

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 1310–1317 | Cite as

Does Marital Adjustment Mediate Type C Personality-Depressive Symptoms Relation? A Comparison between Breast Cancer Patients and Cancer-Free Women

  • Özlem Bozo
  • Yagmur ArEmail author
  • Dilay Eldoğan
Article

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between Type C personality and depressive symptoms in breast cancer patients, and to examine if marital adjustment mediates this relation. The data was collected from 98 married breast cancer patients undergoing post-operative chemotherapy treatment. Also, 97 married cancer-free women were included in the study as the comparison group to test whether the proposed relationship is typical only to breast cancer patients. Regression analyses indicated that marital adjustment partially mediated Type C personality-depressive symptoms relation in breast cancer patients. However, this mediation was not found in cancer-free women. Findings of the study were discussed in relation to current literature and cultural context of Turkey.

Keywords

Type C personality Marital adjustment Depression Breast cancer 

Notes

Funding

This study was not funded by any institution.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in the studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amenmends or comprable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMiddle East Technical University UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Başkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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