Ansia, Depressione e Qualità della Vita nei pazienti oncologici in trattamento radioterapico

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[automatically translated] Introduction: The patient management in oncology during radiotherapy treatment is not possible without a careful assessment of subjective emotionalism and variables related to the experience of the patient inside, since those aspects involved in treatment compliance (Neilson et al., 2010) . This paper has two objectives: to investigate the presence of anxiety, depression and quality of life in a group of cancer patients not homogeneous disease, stage of disease and treatment; assess to what terms the introduction of a psychological intervention can have consequences on the morale and welfare of patients. Methodology: The sample consisted of 50 patients divided, with random mode, into an experimental group and a control group. Tools: Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20, GJ Taylor, 1992), EORTC QLQ-C30-BR23 (Fayers PM et al 1998), HADS (The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Zigmond and Snaith, 1983), card "Beliefs and expectations of the treatment." For the experimental group is provided a space for listening and sharing of experiences related to the treatment by filling and reading a diary. Results: expects to experience a reduction in the levels of anxiety and depression, improved quality of life and greater treatment compliance in patients in the experimental group. Conclusions: psychological interventions constitute a valuable aid for patients in dealing with fears and anxieties related to the disease and to improve their quality of life. The action research is still being tested so that the final results will be discussed at the conference. Bibliography: Fayers PM., Aaronson NK., Bjordal K, Groenvold M., D. Curran, A. Bottomley (2001), EORTC QLQ-C30 Scoring Manual (3rd edition), EORTC Quality of Life Group, Brussels. Neilson KA., Pollard AC., Boonzaier AM., J. Corry, Castle DJ., Mead KR., Gray MC., DI Smith. Consummation T., Couper JW. Psychological distress (depression and anxiety) in people with head and neck cancers. Med J Aust. 2010 Sep 6; 193 (5 Suppl): S48-51. Taylor GJ, Bagby RM., Parker JDA. (1992), "Toronto Alexitymia Stairs" in Caretti Vi., La Barbera D., "Alexithymia, Evaluation, and Treatment", Astrolabe, Rome, 2005. EORTC QLQ-C30 Scoring Manual (3rd edition), EORTC Quality of Life Group, Brussels. Neilson KA., Pollard AC., Boonzaier AM., J. Corry, Castle DJ., Mead KR., Gray MC., DI Smith. Consummation T., Couper JW. Psychological distress (depression and anxiety) in people with head and neck cancers. Med J Aust. 2010 Sep 6; 193 (5 Suppl): S48-51. Taylor GJ, Bagby RM., Parker JDA. (1992), "Toronto Alexitymia Stairs" in Caretti Vi., La Barbera D., "Alexithymia, Evaluation, and Treatment", Astrolabe, Rome, 2005. EORTC QLQ-C30 Scoring Manual (3rd edition), EORTC Quality of Life Group, Brussels. Neilson KA., Pollard AC., Boonzaier AM., J. Corry, Castle DJ., Mead KR., Gray MC., DI Smith. Consummation T., Couper JW. Psychological distress (depression and anxiety) in people with head and neck cancers. Med J Aust. 2010 Sep 6; 193 (5 Suppl): S48-51. Taylor GJ, Bagby RM., Parker JDA. (1992), "Toronto Alexitymia Stairs" in Caretti Vi., La Barbera D., "Alexithymia, Evaluation, and Treatment", Astrolabe, Rome, 2005.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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