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Article: Psychiatric morbidity and quality of life in wives of men with long-term head and neck cancer

TitlePsychiatric morbidity and quality of life in wives of men with long-term head and neck cancer
Authors
KeywordsAgoraphobia
Cancer
Oncology
Psychiatric morbidity
Quality of life
Issue Date2008
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807
Citation
Psycho-Oncology, 2008, v. 17 n. 2, p. 199-204 How to Cite?
AbstractThe diagnosis of cancer not only affects the lives of patients but also the lives of their relatives. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and quality of life (QoL) among wives of patients treated for head and neck cancer (HNC). We examined 31 wives of patients treated for HNC from January 1998 to December 2004 (meantime since diagnosis 3.7 years) by questionnaires with regard to quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF), quality of the relationship (Dyadic Adjustment Scale), and affective symptoms (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, HADS). Prevalence of psychiatric morbidity was measured by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Results indicated that QoL and satisfaction with the relationship were comparable to the normal population. HADS mean scores showed no clinically relevant levels of depression and anxiety. A high prevalence of psychiatric disorders (38.7%, particularly agoraphobia) was found in the MINI. Wives diagnosed with an anxiety disorder reported significantly lower QoL compared to those without. The results of this study suggest that agoraphobia is a frequent psychiatric disorder seen in wives of HNC patients. Diagnosis of HNC can have a strong impact on the mental health of the spouse and should be taken in account in counselling of HNC patients. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66842
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.256
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.904
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dc.contributor.authorDrabe, Nen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZwahlen, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorBüchi, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMoergeli, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZwahlen, RAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJenewein, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:49:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:49:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPsycho-Oncology, 2008, v. 17 n. 2, p. 199-204en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66842-
dc.description.abstractThe diagnosis of cancer not only affects the lives of patients but also the lives of their relatives. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and quality of life (QoL) among wives of patients treated for head and neck cancer (HNC). We examined 31 wives of patients treated for HNC from January 1998 to December 2004 (meantime since diagnosis 3.7 years) by questionnaires with regard to quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF), quality of the relationship (Dyadic Adjustment Scale), and affective symptoms (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, HADS). Prevalence of psychiatric morbidity was measured by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Results indicated that QoL and satisfaction with the relationship were comparable to the normal population. HADS mean scores showed no clinically relevant levels of depression and anxiety. A high prevalence of psychiatric disorders (38.7%, particularly agoraphobia) was found in the MINI. Wives diagnosed with an anxiety disorder reported significantly lower QoL compared to those without. The results of this study suggest that agoraphobia is a frequent psychiatric disorder seen in wives of HNC patients. Diagnosis of HNC can have a strong impact on the mental health of the spouse and should be taken in account in counselling of HNC patients. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPsycho-Oncologyen_HK
dc.rightsPsycho-Oncology. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectAgoraphobiaen_HK
dc.subjectCanceren_HK
dc.subjectOncologyen_HK
dc.subjectPsychiatric morbidityen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshAgoraphobia - diagnosis - psychology-
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder, Major - diagnosis - epidemiology - psychology-
dc.subject.meshHead and Neck Neoplasms - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life - psychology-
dc.subject.meshSpouses - psychology - statistics and numerical data-
dc.titlePsychiatric morbidity and quality of life in wives of men with long-term head and neck canceren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.1199en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume17en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage199en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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