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Self Concept of Cancer Patients: A Comparative Study

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  • Anjana Bhattacharjee
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    The objective of the present study was to ascertain the self concept among male and female cancer patients. The study also attempted to compare the cancer patients and non cancer individuals in regard to their self concept. For the said purpose the study was carried out among 100 cancer patients. Among them 50 were male cancer patients and the rest were female cancer patients. All of them were selected from Regional Cancer Center, Agartala following purposive sampling technique. A group of matched non cancer individuals (N=100) were also selected purposively to fulfill the objectives of the study. Data were collected by Back Ground Information Schedule and Self Concept Scale. Findings revealed significant difference among male and female cancer patients in regard to their self concept. Again self concept of cancer patients also differed significantly from the self concept of non-cancer individuals. Key words: Self Concept, Cancer

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