The relationship between personal factors and hope in terminal cancer patients


  • สุจิรา ฟุ้งเฟื่อง วิทยาลัยพยาบาลบรมราชชนนี จังหวัดนนทบุรี
  • ดลยา สุภีแดน
  • เขมจิต มุกดาดี


hope, personal factors, terminal cancer patients


Background: Hope is one of things that will help patients with terminal cancer stay motivated to live, and is an important aspect to a good quality of life.

Objective: This study aimed to describe the relationship between personal factors and hope in terminal cancer patients.

Methods: A descriptive correlational study used 114 terminal cancer patients who received palliative treatment plans recruited from Maha Vajiralongkorn Thanya buri Hospital. The instruments consisted of 1) a demographic characteristic questionnaire and 2) The Herth Hope Index (HHI) Thai version with reliability of Cronbach’s Alpha of .90. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s chi-square test.

Results: The results revealed that the overall hope of terminal cancer patients was high (M=36.98, SD=3.08) and the personal factors were sex, age, marital status, occupation, educational level, and the mean family income per month, which had correlations to hope of terminal cancer patients.

Conclusions: The results of this study provide basic information used for helping patients with terminal cancer, which should take into account the patient's personal factors and increase their perspective on the issue of hope within the patient's mind, mind, preparing them to face the realities and crises of life. This will result in the patient accepting the illness that has occurred and adapting to the end of their life.


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ฟุ้งเฟื่อง ส., สุภีแดน ด. . ., & มุกดาดี เ. (2021). The relationship between personal factors and hope in terminal cancer patients. Hua Hin Medical Journal, 1(3), 38–49. Retrieved from



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