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Stigma and quality of life in patients with lung cancer: The mediating effect of resilience
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:1371-82
Published online November 30, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Inha Kim1 · Sook Young Kim2

1CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University
2College of Nursing, CHA University
Correspondence to: Sook Young Kim
Professor, College of Nursing, CHA University, 120 Haeryong-ro, Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do, 11160, Korea. E-mail:
Received September 8, 2017; Revised October 29, 2017; Accepted November 3, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to identify the mediating effect of resilience in the relationship between stigma and quality of life (QOL) in lung cancer patients. Participants were 119 lung cancer patients who visited the outpatient department of a hospital. The subjects completed a questionnaire of stigma, resilience and QOL. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe test, Pearson correlation, three-step regressions to test mediating effect and Sobel test. Stigma was negatively correlated with resilience and QOL. Resilience was positively correlated with QOL. Stigma explained 15.0% of the variance of resilience. Stigma and resilience explained 41.0% of the variance of QOL. Resilience had a partial mediating effect in the relationship between stigma and QOL. The results suggest that a nursing intervention to decrease stigma and enhance resilience is recommended to improve QOL in lung cancer patients.
Keywords : Quality of life, Resilience, Stigma