Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0103-2100
LEITE, Franciéle Marabotti Costa; AMORIM, Maria Helena Costa; CASTRO, Denise Silveira de and PRIMO, Cândida Caniçali. Coping strategies and the relationship with sociodemographic conditions of women with breast cancer. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.2, pp. 211-217. ISSN 0103-2100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000200009.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship among the coping strategies adopted by women with breast cancer using tamoxifen and sociodemographic conditions. METHODS: A cross-sectional study, with a quantitative approach. Data were obtained in an interview conducted with 270 women, with a diagnosis of breast cancer using tamoxifen, users of the outpatient Ylza Bianco center, belonging to the Hospital Santa Rita de Cássia, in Vitória / ES (Brazil). The analysis was performed using SPSS - Version 13.0 - 2004. RESULTS: Illiterate women faced the problem by prioritizing the search for religious practices (p <0.05); and women with higher education, belonging to economic class B, with family income more than three times the minimum wage and who lived in urban areas employ more coping strategies that are focused on the problem (p <0.05). CONCLUSION: The coping strategy adopted is associated with sociodemographic characteristics.
Keywords : Breast neoplasms; Tamoxifen [therapeutic use]; Adaptation, psychological; Socioeconomic factors.