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Associations between Depression, Anxiety, Hostility and Fighting Spirit among Cancer Patients in a Cancer Center in Korea

Authors
 Joohyung Kim  ;  Jae Kyung Roh  ;  Dong Yeon Lee  ;  Suk Jeong Lee  ;  Jeoung Soon Yoon 
Citation
 CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, Vol.35(5) : 411-418, 2003 
Journal Title
CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT
ISSN
 1598-2998 
Issue Date
2003
MeSH
depression ; anxiety ; hosility ; fighting spi-rit ; cancer
Keywords
depression ; anxiety ; hosility ; fighting spi-rit ; cancer
Abstract
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the associations between depression, anxiety, hostility and fighting spirit among patients with stomach, colorectal or breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 223 patients, diagnosed as with stomach, colorectal or breast cancer, undergoing chemotherapy or follow up care, were the subjects of the study. The study design was cross-sectional at the time of the survey. The degrees of depression, anxiety and hostility of the patients were assessed by the SCL-90-R scores, and the fighting spirit was measured by the Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) scale score. RESULTS: The scores of anxiety and hostility of the patients at younger age were higher than those at older age (p<0.01). The patients with metastasis were more depressed than those without it (p<0.01). There was a negative association between depression and fighting spirit (p<0.001). CONCLUSION: The study showed the more depressed cancer patients had lower fighting spirit score, which was known to be one of the most active psychosocial contributors in adjusting to cancer and survival.
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DOI
10.4143/crt.2003.35.5.411
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Joohyung(김주형)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/113615
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