Anxiety and depression as predictive factors for quality of life in patients with newly diagnosed advanced gastrointestinal cancer

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter S.T. Kim
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors S.T. Kim1, J.H. Chung2, G. Ju3, Y. Jeong4, M.K. Choi5, J. Kwon4, K.H. Lee4, H.S. Han4
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Republic of Korea, /
  • 2Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Republic of Korea, /
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Republic of Korea, /
  • 4Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Republic of Korea, /
  • 5Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheonju, Republic of Korea, /

Abstract

Gastrointestinal cancer is one of the most common cancers in South Korea. Anxiety and depression are the most prevalent psychological symptoms in cancer patients; however, few studies have examined these psychological distress and quality of life (QOL) in patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to assess the impact of anxiety and depression as predictive factors for QOL, in Korean patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer.