HEALTH BETRAYAL, TRUST IN INTIMATE PARTNER RELATIONSHIP AND GRIEF AMONG WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER AND CERVICAL CANCER
The aim of the study was to examine health betrayal, trust in intimate partner relationship and grief in married women (N=200) diagnosed with breast cancer (n=102) and married women diagnosed with cervical cancer (n=98) at the illness stage I and II, during child bearing years. In this cross-sectional study, the sample of married women was selected by using purposive sampling technique. All the participants were presented with Grief scale (Arshad & Muazzam, 2016), Trust scale (Sultan & Muazzam, 2017), and Betrayal scale (Sultan & Muazzam, 2017). Results illustrated a significant positive relationship between betrayal and grief among women with breast and cervical cancer (p<.01), and a significant negative relationship between grief and trust in intimate partner relationship (p<.01). Linear Regression analysis revealed that trust in intimate partner relationship is the significant negative predictor of grief (p<.001) while betrayal is the significant positive predictor of grief among women with breast and cervical cancer (p<.05). The results highlighted the significance of marital counseling of the couple, where the women are diagnosed with breast cancer or cervical cancer.