Cancer patients' emotional health, which may contribute to their treatment and recovery, is critical to their overall wellbeing. However, cancer patients tend to feel diverse emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, and distress. Almost 40% of cancer survivors reported having significant distress. The current study aimed to investigate the association between health literacy, cancer fatalism, social support, and emotional health of cancer survivors.
Learning Objective: Understand the relationship between health literacy, cancer fatalism, social support, and emotional well-being of cancer patients. Learn the important role of social support including emotional support and communication with friends and family. Learn the significance of increasing health literacy and decreasing cancer fatal beliefs among cancer patients to improve their emotional health.
Pengwei Hu (Presenter)
Zhaomeng Niu, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Shaochun Li, IBM