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Poster display session

4234 - The study of emotional distress in oncology patients

Date

10 Sep 2017

Session

Poster display session

Topics

Cancers in Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA);  Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer;  Supportive and Palliative Care

Presenters

Kristina Kondrateva

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_5): v507-v510. 10.1093/annonc/mdx384

Authors

K. Kondrateva1, C. Valentina1, T. Semiglazova 2, M. Vagaitseva2, A. Karitskiy2, E. Pestereva2, A. Belyaev2

Author affiliations

  • 1 Klinikal, Scientific Research Institute of Oncology na N.N. Petrov,, 197758 - Saint-Petersburg/RU
  • 2 Innovative Methods Of Therapeutic Oncology And Rehabilitation, Scientific Research Institute of Oncology na N.N. Petrov,, 197758 - Saint-Petersburg/RU
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Abstract 4234

Background

A study of the levels of emotional distress in patients during diagnostics and hospitalization was conducted at Petrov Oncology Scientific Research Institute in 2016. The work presented analyzes the results of the study of emotional distress in oncology patients. Groups of oncology patients, who most acutely require professional psychological aid, have been allocated.

Methods

The study is based on the modified distress self-evaluation method of International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS).

Results

4,113 patients have been studied in total, of them 2,113 at the stage of diagnosis and 2,000 during hospitalization. The percentage of outpatients who report an abnormal anxiety level on the self-evaluation scale is distributed among nosology as follows: breast – 22%, gynecology – 18%, urology – 16%, unspecified diagnosis – 13%, digestive tract – 11%, lungs – 7%, soft tissue and skin tumors – 5%, and bones – 3%. The analysis of the data distribution between in-patient departments has shown that, among the patients reporting abnormal anxiety levels, 21% are hospitalized in the breast tumors department, 16% in the gynecology department, 10% in the head and neck tumors department, 9% in the radiology department, while the chemotherapy, thoracal surgery and urology departments admit 8% each, 6% are in the oncohematological department, and 5% are in the general oncology department during hospitalization.

Conclusions

More than 40% of oncology patients experience abnormal anxiety levels related to the disease, the treatment and related changes in lifestyle. The majority of patients who describe their anxiety as abnormal have breast cancer.

Clinical trial identification

None

Legal entity responsible for the study

Kristina Kondrateva

Funding

None

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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