Next Article in Journal
Palliative Care Needs Assessment in the Population Living in Mayotte: SPMAYOTTE, a Qualitative Study Conducted with 62 Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals
Previous Article in Journal
Prevalence and Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Liberia: Findings from 2019–2020 Demographic and Health Survey
 
 
Article

Factors Related to Anxiety, Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer

1
Departamento de Enfermería, Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
2
Hospital Universitario de Badajoz, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
3
Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Extremadura Hospital Universitario de Badajoz, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(6), 3547; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063547
Received: 20 January 2022 / Revised: 7 March 2022 / Accepted: 15 March 2022 / Published: 16 March 2022
Breast cancer (BC) is a major public health problem internationally. Although illness survival rates have improved, patients usually suffer multiple symptoms, both physical and psychological, which can affect their quality of life (QoL). The main aim of this study was to evaluate depressive symptoms, anxiety and the QoL of people with BC. An observational, cross-sectional study was carried out at Badajoz University Hospital (Spain). A total of 200 women with BC were included. EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-BR23 questionnaires were used to assess QoL. Patients were screened for depressive symptoms using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and for state anxiety and trait anxiety using the State Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Thirty-eight percent of the patients in the sample had moderate to severe anxiety, which was related to the time of diagnosis, advanced stage of illness and surgical treatment. We found that 28% of patients had depressive symptoms, related mainly with time of diagnosis, adjuvant therapy and number of cycles of chemotherapy (CT). Patients with the longest time since diagnosis, in stage III, and in treatment with CT, especially those with the greatest number of cycles, had the worst scores in QoL. We found a positive association between depressive symptoms and anxiety with QoL in patients with BC. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast neoplasm; quality of life; depressive symptoms; anxiety breast neoplasm; quality of life; depressive symptoms; anxiety
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Cáceres, M.C.; Nadal-Delgado, M.; López-Jurado, C.; Pérez-Civantos, D.; Guerrero-Martín, J.; Durán-Gómez, N. Factors Related to Anxiety, Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 3547. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063547

AMA Style

Cáceres MC, Nadal-Delgado M, López-Jurado C, Pérez-Civantos D, Guerrero-Martín J, Durán-Gómez N. Factors Related to Anxiety, Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(6):3547. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063547

Chicago/Turabian Style

Cáceres, Macarena C., Marta Nadal-Delgado, Casimiro López-Jurado, Demetrio Pérez-Civantos, Jorge Guerrero-Martín, and Noelia Durán-Gómez. 2022. "Factors Related to Anxiety, Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 6: 3547. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063547

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop