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Influence of Anxiety and Depression Status of Family Members on the General 
Psychological Status of Perioperative Patients with Lung Cancer

Author(s): Xianning WU | Mingjiu CHEN | Dan SU | Fenglei YU

Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
ISSN 1009-3419

Volume: 14;
Issue: 12;
Start page: 908;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Lung neoplasms | Perioperative period | Patients | Family members | Psychology

Background and objective Facing the double pressures caused by cancer and surgery, many patients will appear series psychological problems like nervous, fear, pessimism, anxiety and so on. The aim of this study is to explone the anxiety, depression status of family members, the general psychological status of perioperative patients with lung cancer and the influence of the former on the latter. Methods Total 97 patients and 97 patient family members from the thoracic department of the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University were enrolled as the study subjects. The general information, the anxiety and depression status of the family members, and the general psychological status of perioperative patients with lung cancer were investigated using self-made general information questionnaire, self-rating anxiety scale (SAS), self-rating depression scale (SDS) and symptom check-list 90 (SCL-90). Results The scores of seven factors, including total scores (153.28±41.98), somatization (1.78±0.42), compulsion (1.96±0.52), depression (1.77±0.67), anxiety (1.82±0.56), hostility (1.68±0.87), panic (1.44±0.75) and psychosis (1.56±0.51) in SCL-90 were remarkerbly higher than those in domestic norm (P
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