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    P1.15 - Treatment in the Real World - Support, Survivorship, Systems Research (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 947)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.15-36a - Assessment of Depression Among Advanced Stage Lung Cancer Patients in Developing Country (ID 13951)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Ashok Sapkota

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      Lung cancer is most common cancer and leading cause of death in developing country. Among lung cancer patients, depression is common and has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      The study was conducted in 79 patients diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer attending medical oncology department of B. P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Nepal. A set of questionnaire was used to interview and collect the data. Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and its Nepali translated transcript was used to assess the depressive symptoms of patient. Based on score, depression was classified as Minimal depression, Mild Depression, Moderate Depression and Severe Depression. Verbal consent was taken before each interview to address the rights of the patient.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      This study revealed lung cancer was predominant in male patients (55.7%). Patients age ranged from 42 years to 81 years with mean age 65.59 years. Among all the patients evaluated only 45/79 (57%) patients were aware of their disease status. 34 patients were unknown about their diagnosis. All the patients evaluated were found to be depressed in several degrees. 11/79 (13.9 %) of the patients had minimal, 27/70 (34.2%) had mild, 12/79(32.30%) had moderate and 29/79 (36.7%) had severe forms of depression. Depression was common in both sexes. Interestingly most of patients who were explained about their disease status had moderate to severe depression but those patients who were unknown about their disease status tend to have minimal to mild depression (table 1). The association between awareness of disease status and severity of depression were statistically significant.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      The study reveals that there is high prevalence of depression among lung cancer patients in developing country. Thus all lung cancer patients need screening and appropriate management for depression also.


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