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Influencing Variables on Somatization Symptoms in Cancer Patients: Using Core Seven-Emotions Inventory-S*

  • The Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2024, 8(1), pp.59-72
  • Publisher : The Society for Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : April 1, 2024
  • Accepted : April 18, 2024
  • Published : April 30, 2024

Ji Sook Kang 1 Sung Ji Park 1 Kyoung-Suk Moon 1

1원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aimed to investigate somatization symptoms perceived by cancer patients, assess core emotions, and examine their relationship with the variables influencing somatization symptoms. The subject of the study was 180 inpatients at a university hospital. The data collection period was from June to August, 2022. The study utilized a measurement tool for somatization symptoms and a Core Seven-Emotions Inventory-S (CSEI-S) based on the concept of ‘Chiljeong (Seven Emotions)’ in tradi tional Korean medicine to analyze the perceived somatization symptoms, the relationship between somatization symptoms and core emotions, and variables influencing somatization symptoms among the participants. The research findings indicated that somatization symptoms perceived by cancer patients were considered significant, with 41.7% experiencing symptoms at a moderate level or higher. Among the core emotions, ‘Sa (Depression),’ excessive thinking, was the highest. And it was also revealed that experienc ing six out of the seven core emotions, excluding ‘Hee (Joy),’ significantly correlated with physical symptoms. Variables influencing somatization symptoms in cancer patients were found to be cancer pain and ‘Bi (Sorrow)’ among the core emotions, which had the most significant influence.

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