Research Article

The Evaluation of Impacts of Socio-Psychological Factors on Women Suffering Breast Cancer


  • Quratulain Department of Gender Studies, University of Bahaudin Zakriya University, Multan
  • Muhammad Sameer Ashaq Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore


The aim of study was to assess the complications due to social and psychological factors on women with breast cancer. This survey was subjected to analyze the current status of women suffering breast cancer in southern Punjab which lacks in awareness about this health issue. The study was organized in the cancer analyzing unit of Minar hospital Multan. Sample size was 120 patients of Minar hospital Multan which belongs to all Pakistan. The selected research questionnaire contains 33 questions related to different effects of socio-psychological impact on breast cancer women. Questionnaire was filled by respondent during face to face interview and meeting as research tools. Research used semi planned, planned and partly planned questionnaire. The results indicated how social and psychological aspects dramatically influence the cancerous women. The observation of consultants, family history, reactions after diagnosis, affordability and socio-cultural barriers showed significant impact on breast cancer women in southern Punjab. They have dual approach towards this health issues, one sector is willing to treat while other is afraid of treatment. It can be concluded from the study that there should be goal oriented approach to convince and aware the poor and illiterate women to counter this health complication and socio-psychological barriers.

Article information


Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies

Volume (Issue)

1 (4)





How to Cite

Quratulain, & Ashaq, M. S. . (2019). The Evaluation of Impacts of Socio-Psychological Factors on Women Suffering Breast Cancer. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 1(4), 205–212. Retrieved from



Socio-Psychological Factors, Breast Cancer, Southern Punjab