publication . Article . 2008

Effect of informing the diagnosis on depressive state in patients with non-small cell lung cancer of stage Ⅲ

Wei WANG; Ping CHEN; Xianglin PI; Anlan WANG; Xiaoping WEN; Dong HUANG;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2008 Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer, volume 11, issue 5, pages 713-718 (issn: 1009-3419, eissn: 1999-6187, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Chinese Antituberculosis Association
Abstract
Background and objective As other tumors, unresectabe lung cancer can cause many psychological problems to the patients, such as depression and anxiety. The present paper aims to evaluate the status of depression before and after knowing the state of illness in patients with non-small cell lung cancer of stage Ⅲ. Methods 43 casesof newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with stage Ⅲ were enrolled in the study. All the patients were distributed into three groups and given different intervention, that was completely unknowing the state of illness (group A), partly knowing the state of illness (group B) and completely knowing the state of illness (group...
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free text keywords: Lung neoplasms, Intervention studies, Depression, lcsh:Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, lcsh:RC254-282
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