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Effects of Offspring-Related Characteristics on Depressive Disorder among Cancer Patients and Survivors

 Jae-Hyun Kim  ;  Eun-Cheol Park  ;  Hyungseon Yeom  ;  Jeoung A Kwon  ;  Sang Gyu Lee 
 Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol.16(11) : 4531-4536, 2015 
Journal Title
 Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 
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Aged ; Anxiety Disorders/epidemiology* ; Anxiety Disorders/psychology ; Depressive Disorder/epidemiology* ; Depressive Disorder/psychology ; Family Characteristics* ; Female ; Follow-Up Studies ; Humans ; Loneliness/psychology* ; Longitudinal Studies ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neoplasms/psychology* ; Prevalence ; Prognosis ; Quality of Life* ; Social Support ; Survival Rate ; Survivors/psychology*
Offspring ; cancer ; depressive disorder ; Korea
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of offspring-related characteristics on the prevalence of depressive disorders among cancer patients and those who survived cancer for at least 45 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA). To investigate the association between offspring and depressive disorder among cancer patients and survivors, we analyzed data from 292 cancer patients and survivors drawn from a total subject pool of 16,613 individuals at baseline. RESULTS: According to our results, the odds ratio (OR) for subjects with five or more offspring developing depressive disorder was -0.794 (p-value: 0.039, SE: 0.329) compared with that of those with two offspring. In addition, the adjusted effect of the number of male and female offspring on the presence of depressive disorder showed that the OR for those with three or more female offspring for developing depressive disorder was -0.958 lower (SE: 0.305, p-value: 0.012) than it was for those with no female offspring. CONCLUSIONS: This article provides evidence for an association between offspring-related characteristics and depressive disorders among cancer patients and survivors. Therefore, offspring may be important contributors to the emotional status of cancer patients and survivors. Further study should precisely need to measure depressive disorders because of self-reported data.
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Yonsei Authors
Kim, Jae-Hyun(김재현)
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
Yeom, Hyung Seon(염형선)
Lee, Sang Gyu(이상규) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4847-2421
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