Title

Level of marital satisfaction and its relationship to the level of acceptance of persons with cancer

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Cancer, Marital Relationship

Abstract

The study utilized the descriptive correlational method. The study had sixty respondents in selected barangays from Silang, Dasmarinas City, Imus and Bacoor, Cavite. Snowball sampling was used to identify the respondents. An adapted-modified questionnaire was used as research tool and data was analysed using frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation, t-test, and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient Test. Majority of the respondents were 51 to 60 years old, female, family monthly income of P10,001 and above, non-college graduates, legally married, length of marriage of 1 to 25 years, have three children, diagnosed less than a year and have non breast type of cancer. The respondents were highly satisfied in their marital satisfaction in terms of affective communication, problem-focused communication, and childrearing practices. These respondents on the contrary, were moderately satisfied in terms of sexual satisfaction. The respondents have high level of acceptance in terms of their emotion-focused and problem-focused acceptance factors. The overall level of marital satisfaction of the respondents had a significant difference when grouped according to gender and educational attainment. However, there was no significant difference when grouped according to age, socioeconomic status, type of relationship, length of marriage, number of children, duration since diagnosis, and type of cancer. The overall level of acceptance of the respondents had a significant difference when grouped according to age, educational attainment, number of children, and duration since diagnosis and no significant difference when grouped according to gender, socioeconomic status, length of marriage, type of relationship and type of cancer. The relationship between the overall level of marital satisfaction and overall level of acceptance was significant; the higher the level of marital satisfaction of the respondents, the higher their level of acceptance and vice versa.

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