THE CORRELATION OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY LEVELS IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR RELATIVES WITH LONG TERM SURVIVAL EXPECTANCY AND DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY LEVELS IN MALIGN MELANOMA PATIENTS AND THEIR RELATIVES WITH SHORT TIME SURVIVAL EXPECTANCY
UZUN SÜRELİ SÜRVİSİ OLABİLEN MEME KANSERLİ HASTALAR VE HASTA YAKINLARINDA DEPRESYON VE ANKSİYETE DÜZEYİ İLE KISA SÜRELİ SÜRVİ BEKLENEN MALİGN MELANOMA HASTA VE HASTA YAKINLARINDA DEPRESYON VE ANKSİYETE DÜZEYLERİ ÖLÇÜMÜ VE BİRBİRLERİYLE KORELASYONU

Author : Fatma Ebru ÇINAR - Hakan İŞÖZEN
Number of pages : 396-411

Abstract

Objective: To determine that there is or not a difference between patient and patient’s relatives from psychologic aspect of cancer when the disease has occured. Patients and Methods: The participants are the breast cancer patients who have long life expectation and their relatives, malign melonom patients who have short life expectation and their relatives. The researcher has asked the questions to the participants one to one to ensure that the participants understand the questions of the test. The answers has been recorded by the researcher. In this study, the assessments of the patients and their relatives who have diagnosis of depression has been made according to “Beck Depression Inventory (Beck-D)” . In this study, the assessment is about the determination of anxiety has limited by the qulifications of “Beck Anxiety Scale (Beck-A)” . Findings: As a psychological aspect, short life expectancy of the disease doesn’t make difference on the patients. Cancer itself has been identified as a disease that enhances anxiety and high depression. On the perspective of patients’ relatives, short life expectancy does not constitute huge depression effect. In the disease with high duration of treatment, depression and anxiety occurs much more, even though there was a long life expectancy. Results: High depression and anxiety findings are reached on both of cancer types. It has been observed that the relatives of the patient who have breast cancer tends to more depression and anxiety effect than the relatives of the patients who have malign melonom.

Keywords

Cancer, breast cancer, malign melonoma, depression, anxiety

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