The Adaptability of Cervical Cancer Patients


  • Yanti Hermayanti Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjajaran, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Heriandi Sutadi Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
  • Setyowati Setyowati Department of Maternity Nursing
  • Sabarinah Sabarinah Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
  • Siti Ulfah Rifa'atul Fitri Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjajaran, Bandung, Indonesia



Adaptation, Cervical cancer, Physical, Psychological, Social, Spiritual


BACKGROUND: The problems that arise in patients with cervical cancer are not only physical, but also include other aspects such as psychological, social, and spiritual. The ability of cervical cancer patients in dealing with these problems is very diverse and cannot be generalized.

AIM: The purpose of this study was to identify the adaptability of cervical cancer sufferers to physical, psychological, social, and spiritual issues.

METHODS: A cross-sectional design study was conducted in this study. The number of samples was 96 respondents from a referral hospital in Bandung, West Java. The adaptability instrument was developed by researchers to assess physical, psychological, social, and spiritual adaptability. Statistical data analysis used univariate analysis for adaptive ability variable.

RESULTS: All components of adaptability were quite low, including general (14.6%), physical (2.1%), psychological (19.7%), social (27.1%), and spiritual (27.1%).

CONCLUSION: Findings regarding factors that could affect the ability of adaptation are highly recommended. This is to determine the right type of intervention in helping adaptability of cervical cancer patients in various aspects so that patients can get the appropriate implementation from health workers.


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Hermayanti Y, Sutadi H, Setyowati S, Sabarinah S, Fitri SUR. The Adaptability of Cervical Cancer Patients. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Feb. 5 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];9(T6):122-5. Available from: