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Associate Professor Department of Psychology, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
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Introduction: Depression among cancer patients have a significant and negative impact on quality of life, adherence to therapy and disease returning and also have an important effect on burden of disease. Using structural equation modelling, this study aims at investigating the role of illness perception and social support in predicting depression in patients with intestine cancer

.Materials and Methods: In a cross sectional study a total of 300 patients[DR1]  with intestinal cancer were selected by convenience sampling. The population of study was the patients of Shahid Beheshti and Kamkar hospitals in city of Qom and Tehran's Imam Khomeini hospital in the year 2015. They were asked to complete the research instruments. Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) and the Beck Depression Inventory for Primary Care (BDI-PC) was used for data collection. Using SPSS and LISREL software and methods of exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation models data were tested.

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Results: The results showed that illness perceptions predict 76% and perceived social support  predict 50% of  variance of depression directly. In addition, illness perception is an important mediator in the relationship between social support and depression and factor of family social support predicts directly 10% and by mediating of illness perception 30% of the variance of depression .

Conclusion: The variables of illness perception and social support have an important role in predicting depression in patients with intestine cancer diagnosis and should be noticed during treatment for intestine cancer.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/11/7 | Accepted: 2016/06/26 | Published: 2016/08/24