Surgical and pharmacological treatments after breast cancer diagnosis have a strong impact on emotional system of woman. A test-retest study was conducted on young patients sample (n° 62, mean age 46) evaluating the emotional features (variables: anxiety, angry, psychological distress, depression) in range time 12 months by test-retest study design. Results showed the different performance in each variable. Anxiety seemed decrease in time, whereas angry tends to improve; depression and psychological distress haven’t been significatnt. Our findings highlighted the need do psychological support to deal with the final part of treatment to be back to own life. In particular, the findings showed the strong need from young patients to be supported in the awareness of their experience to deal with the future.

Emotional Impact of Breast Cancer Treatment: cross-sectional study on level of anxiety, anger, psychological distress and depression in 2-years perspective

DI GIACOMO, DINA;RANIERI, JESSICA;DONATUCCI, ELIANA;FICORELLA, Corrado
2017

Abstract

Surgical and pharmacological treatments after breast cancer diagnosis have a strong impact on emotional system of woman. A test-retest study was conducted on young patients sample (n° 62, mean age 46) evaluating the emotional features (variables: anxiety, angry, psychological distress, depression) in range time 12 months by test-retest study design. Results showed the different performance in each variable. Anxiety seemed decrease in time, whereas angry tends to improve; depression and psychological distress haven’t been significatnt. Our findings highlighted the need do psychological support to deal with the final part of treatment to be back to own life. In particular, the findings showed the strong need from young patients to be supported in the awareness of their experience to deal with the future.
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