47P - Self-reported depression among patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Date 15 April 2016
Event European Lung Cancer Conference 2016 (ELCC) 2016
Session Poster lunch
Topics Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer
Thoracic Malignancies
Presenter Fen Gu
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2016) 11 (supplement 4): S57-S166. S1556-0864(16)X0004-4
Authors F. Gu1, L.L. Hou2
  • 1Respiratory Department, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University, 200433 - Shanghai/CN
  • 2Nursing Department, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, 200433 - Shanghai/CN



Lung cancer is a disease with a poor prognosis and psychological impact. Lung cancer causes both physical and psychological burdens on patients, and financial burdens on families and society. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between depression and influencing factors in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.


A quantitative study was applied. Data was obtained from the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital in China. One hundred and four patients with NSCLC were surveyed. Self-rating depression scale (SDS), social support rating scale (SSRS), and visual analog scale (VAS) were used.


Among the 104 patients, 48 (46.1%) were diagnosed with depression. Gender (P = 0.000), disease duration (P = 0.006), self-care ability (P = 0.004), and pain (P = 0.003) were statistically significant predictors of self-reported depression in non-small-cell lung cancer patients.


Self-reported depression is highly prevalent in NSCLC patients. In addition, gender, disease duration, self-care ability, pain and social support may increase self-reported depression.

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Fen Gu


Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.