Depression after successful treatment for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma - A3-month follow-up study

Citation
Y. Uchitomi et al., Depression after successful treatment for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma - A3-month follow-up study, CANCER, 89(5), 2000, pp. 1172-1179
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Oncology,"Onconogenesis & Cancer Research
Journal title
CANCER
ISSN journal
0008-543X → ACNP
Volume
89
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1172 - 1179
Database
ISI
SICI code
0008-543X(20000901)89:5<1172:DASTFN>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
BACKGROUND, There have been few studies of depression in nonsmall cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients after successful treatment. The purpose of the study was to clarify the prevalence and the correlated factors of depressio n after surgery. METHODS. A structured interview was conducted for patient characteristics a nd social support with NSCLC patients at baseline. One-month prevalence of depression at 1 and 3 months after surgery was obtained by follow-up interv iews at 1 and 3 months after surgery, respectively, whereas that of depress ion at 2 months after surgery was by the latter interview retrospectively. Three-month prevalence of depression was determined as presence of depressi on during any month in of a period of 3 months after surgery. A logistic an alysis was used to examine the correlated factors of depression during the 3 months after surgery. RESULTS. Of 223 consecutive cancer patients who participated in the study b etween June 1996 and April 1999, 33 (14.8%) met the criteria for major or m inor depression during the 3 months after surgery. One-month prevalence of depression at I, 2, and 3 months after surgery were 9.0%, 9.4% and 5.8%, re spectively. The results of logistic regression analysis revealed that only satisfaction with confidants before surgery, of patient characteristics and social support factors, was signifi- cantly associated with depression dur ing the 3 months after surgery. CONCLUSIONS. These results suggest that depression is not rare after succes sful treatment for NSCLC and that social support may play an important role for NSCLC patients with depression after successful treatment. (C) 2000 Am erican Cancer Society.