The efect of self-healing education on self compassion, body image concern and improvement of disease process in suffering from skin cancers

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The purpose of the present study was to asses a the effect of self-healing education on self compassion, body image, concern and improvement of disease process in women with skin cancer.


A quasi-experimental research with pre-test, post-test and follow up with control group was conducted. The population included all women with skin cancer referring to Shahid Rahimi Hospital in Khorramabad city during 2018to2019. Thirthy four volunteers were selected and randomly assignes into two  experimental and control groups (each group sequential included 16-18 people). All participants in the experimental and control group completed the self-compassion questionnaire, body image concern and clinical data on cancer course as a pretest. Education of self-healing therapy was performed for 12 sessions of 90 minutes on the experimental group, but the control group did not receive the intervention. At the end for both groups, the post-test was performed and follow up was done up to two months. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 19.


Self-healing approach increased self-compassion including: self-kindness, correct judgment, common humanity sense, mindfulness (P<0/01) and decreased body image concern, isolation and over identification (P<0/05) levels in women with skin cancer. Although self-healing education affected improvement process in skin cancer but this effectwas not statistically significant.


Self-healing approach improves self-compassion and reduces body image concern in women with skin cancer.

Journal of Dermatology and Cosmetics, Volume:10 Issue: 4, 2020
222 to 234  
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