Anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain

Mei Ling Chen, Hsien Kun Chang, Chao Hsing Yeh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to compare anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain. In 1998, a convenience sample of 203 hospitalized cancer patients, 77 with pain and 126 without pain, were assessed for anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Disease-related factors such as performance status, disease stage and perceived treatment effect were also assessed and controlled for their effect on anxiety and depression. The prevalence of both anxiety and depression in the pain group was significantly higher than that for the pain-free group. After controlling the effect of disease-related factors, patients' pain status had a significant effect on depression, but not on anxiety. Patients with pain had more depressive symptoms than patients without pain. Cancer patients' anxiety can be predicted significantly by functional status and perceived treatment effect. In addition to pain status, cancer patients' depression can be predicted by their functional status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-951
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Anxiety
Depression
Pain
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Cancer pain
  • Depression
  • Functional status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

Anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain. / Chen, Mei Ling; Chang, Hsien Kun; Yeh, Chao Hsing.

In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2000, p. 944-951.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chen, Mei Ling ; Chang, Hsien Kun ; Yeh, Chao Hsing. / Anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain. In: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2000 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 944-951.
@article{b7a1268b21f44f0eb8da88e5c65befe0,
title = "Anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain",
abstract = "The purpose of this investigation was to compare anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain. In 1998, a convenience sample of 203 hospitalized cancer patients, 77 with pain and 126 without pain, were assessed for anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Disease-related factors such as performance status, disease stage and perceived treatment effect were also assessed and controlled for their effect on anxiety and depression. The prevalence of both anxiety and depression in the pain group was significantly higher than that for the pain-free group. After controlling the effect of disease-related factors, patients' pain status had a significant effect on depression, but not on anxiety. Patients with pain had more depressive symptoms than patients without pain. Cancer patients' anxiety can be predicted significantly by functional status and perceived treatment effect. In addition to pain status, cancer patients' depression can be predicted by their functional status.",
keywords = "Anxiety, Cancer pain, Depression, Functional status",
author = "Chen, {Mei Ling} and Chang, {Hsien Kun} and Yeh, {Chao Hsing}",
year = "2000",
doi = "10.1046/j.1365-2648.2000.t01-1-01560.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "32",
pages = "944--951",
journal = "Journal of Advanced Nursing",
issn = "0309-2402",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain

AU - Chen, Mei Ling

AU - Chang, Hsien Kun

AU - Yeh, Chao Hsing

PY - 2000

Y1 - 2000

N2 - The purpose of this investigation was to compare anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain. In 1998, a convenience sample of 203 hospitalized cancer patients, 77 with pain and 126 without pain, were assessed for anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Disease-related factors such as performance status, disease stage and perceived treatment effect were also assessed and controlled for their effect on anxiety and depression. The prevalence of both anxiety and depression in the pain group was significantly higher than that for the pain-free group. After controlling the effect of disease-related factors, patients' pain status had a significant effect on depression, but not on anxiety. Patients with pain had more depressive symptoms than patients without pain. Cancer patients' anxiety can be predicted significantly by functional status and perceived treatment effect. In addition to pain status, cancer patients' depression can be predicted by their functional status.

AB - The purpose of this investigation was to compare anxiety and depression in Taiwanese cancer patients with and without pain. In 1998, a convenience sample of 203 hospitalized cancer patients, 77 with pain and 126 without pain, were assessed for anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Disease-related factors such as performance status, disease stage and perceived treatment effect were also assessed and controlled for their effect on anxiety and depression. The prevalence of both anxiety and depression in the pain group was significantly higher than that for the pain-free group. After controlling the effect of disease-related factors, patients' pain status had a significant effect on depression, but not on anxiety. Patients with pain had more depressive symptoms than patients without pain. Cancer patients' anxiety can be predicted significantly by functional status and perceived treatment effect. In addition to pain status, cancer patients' depression can be predicted by their functional status.

KW - Anxiety

KW - Cancer pain

KW - Depression

KW - Functional status

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034304230&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034304230&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2000.t01-1-01560.x

DO - 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2000.t01-1-01560.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 11095234

AN - SCOPUS:0034304230

VL - 32

SP - 944

EP - 951

JO - Journal of Advanced Nursing

JF - Journal of Advanced Nursing

SN - 0309-2402

IS - 4

ER -