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《Chongqing Medicine》 2017-26
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Worry about ill consequences in cancer patients and its relationship with depression

Rao He;Liu Wei;Yao Xing;Yan Hong;Li Shiyue;Yu Liping;Department of Radiation and Chemotherapy,Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University;School of Health Sciences,Wuhan University;  
Objective To understand the worry situation about ill consequences in cancer patients and its relationship with depression.Methods The inpatients with cancer were extracted from 4general hospitals of Wuhan and Beijing city by the cluster sampling.The self-designed questionnaires were adopted to survey the worry situation about ill consequences in cancer patients.The self-rating depression scale(SDS)was used to assess the patients′depression status.Results A total of 485 cancer patients were surveyed,including 204males(42.1%),281females(57.9%),and the mean age was(56.59±11.19)years old.More than half of the patients usually or always worried about medical expenses.Worries about not taking care of their children,losing their lives,physical disability,leaving sequela and losing life ability also happened a lot.Patients worried more about losing their life,the possibility appearing depression was greater(P0.05).The younger the patients were,the greater the depression possibility was;the company staffs had lower risk of depression compared with those whose occupation was others(P0.05).Conclusion Cancer patients have different degrees of worries about ill consequences such as medical expenses,not taking care of their children and losing their lives and their worries about losing their lives could affect their depression status.
【CateGory Index】: R473.73
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