A cross-sectional study was
conducted to assess depression in sixty patients of different types and stages
To assess the effect of education,
economic status and the duration of cancer causing depression
A cross-sectional study using
questionnaire was carried in June 2018 at Inmol Hospital Lahore.
The cross tabulation between
various factors and the cancer patients with anxiety and depression yielded the
following factors as significant with associated value <0.5: Family history
of cancer, education of patient, awareness about anxiety and depression and
severity of pain. Out of 60, 33(55%) did not have unpleasant thoughts while
3(5%) had such thoughts.
The study showed that the patients
suffer from depression worsening their prognosis. Counseling and screening can
improve their health.
Assessment, depression, cancer,