A longitudinal investigation of psychological morbidity in patients with ovarian cancer.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/66156
Title:
A longitudinal investigation of psychological morbidity in patients with ovarian cancer.
Authors:
Gonçalves, V; Jayson, Gordon C ( 0000-0002-8515-8944 ) ; Tarrier, N
Abstract:
Ovarian cancer patients may experience psychological disorders due to the aggressive nature of the illness and treatment. We investigated the presence of psychological disorders longitudinally in women with a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer and the factors that predicted development and maintenance of these disorders. Patients were assessed in a prospective longitudinal study at the beginning of chemotherapy treatment, mid-treatment, end of treatment and 3 months follow-up for depression, anxiety, perceived social support, neuroticism and cognitive strategies to control unwanted thoughts. A total of 121 patients were recruited and 85 patients were assessed at all four time points. Three different longitudinal profiles of anxiety and depression caseness were found: non-cases (never cases), occasional cases (cases on at least one but not all four occasions) and stable cases (cases on all four occasions). Most of the women were occasional cases of anxiety (52%, 44), whereas for depression, the majority of women were non-cases (55%, 47). A subset of patients were stable cases of anxiety (22%, 19). Neuroticism and marital status were significant independent predictors of anxiety caseness profile. Neuroticism and use of anti-depressants were independent predictors of depression caseness profile. Social support was not related to psychological morbidity.
Affiliation:
Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. vmo.goncalves@hotmail.com
Citation:
A longitudinal investigation of psychological morbidity in patients with ovarian cancer. 2008, 99 (11):1794-801 Br. J. Cancer
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
2-Dec-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/66156
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6604770
PubMed ID:
19002175
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1532-1827
Appears in Collections:
All Paterson Institute for Cancer Research; Medical Oncology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, V-
dc.contributor.authorJayson, Gordon C-
dc.contributor.authorTarrier, N-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-24T09:00:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-24T09:00:20Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12-02-
dc.identifier.citationA longitudinal investigation of psychological morbidity in patients with ovarian cancer. 2008, 99 (11):1794-801 Br. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn1532-1827-
dc.identifier.pmid19002175-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bjc.6604770-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/66156-
dc.description.abstractOvarian cancer patients may experience psychological disorders due to the aggressive nature of the illness and treatment. We investigated the presence of psychological disorders longitudinally in women with a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer and the factors that predicted development and maintenance of these disorders. Patients were assessed in a prospective longitudinal study at the beginning of chemotherapy treatment, mid-treatment, end of treatment and 3 months follow-up for depression, anxiety, perceived social support, neuroticism and cognitive strategies to control unwanted thoughts. A total of 121 patients were recruited and 85 patients were assessed at all four time points. Three different longitudinal profiles of anxiety and depression caseness were found: non-cases (never cases), occasional cases (cases on at least one but not all four occasions) and stable cases (cases on all four occasions). Most of the women were occasional cases of anxiety (52%, 44), whereas for depression, the majority of women were non-cases (55%, 47). A subset of patients were stable cases of anxiety (22%, 19). Neuroticism and marital status were significant independent predictors of anxiety caseness profile. Neuroticism and use of anti-depressants were independent predictors of depression caseness profile. Social support was not related to psychological morbidity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectOvarian Canceren
dc.subjectPsychological Impacten
dc.subject.meshAnxiety-
dc.subject.meshDepression-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshOvarian Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleA longitudinal investigation of psychological morbidity in patients with ovarian cancer.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAcademic Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. vmo.goncalves@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Canceren

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