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Title: Mental Adjustment, functional status, and depression in advanced cancer patients
Author: Rodríguez-González, Adán
Velasco-Durántez, Verónica
Cruz-Castellanos, Patricia
Hernández San Gil, Raquel
Fernández Montes, Ana
Jiménez Fonseca, Paula
Castillo-Trujillo, Oscar
García-Carrasco, Miguel
Obispo, Berta M.
Rogado Revuelta, Jacobo
Antoñanzas Basa, Mónica
Calderón Garrido, Caterina
Keywords: Malalts de càncer
Qualitat de vida
Depressió psíquica
Cancer patients
Quality of life
Mental depression
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2023
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Depressive symptoms are common in individuals with advanced cancer. Objectives: This study sought to analyze the relationship between physical and functional status and depressive symptoms, and to assess the role of mental adjustment across these variables in people with advanced cancer. Methods: A prospective, cross-sectional design was adopted. Data were collected from 748 participants with advanced cancer at 15 tertiary hospitals in Spain. Participants completed selfreport measures: Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer (Mini-MAC) scale, and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) questionnaire. Results: Depression was present in 44.3% of the participants and was more common among women, patients <65 years old, non-partnered, and those with recurrent cancer. Results revealed a negative correlation with functional status, and functional status was negatively associated with depressive symptoms. Mental adjustment affected functional status and depression. Patients having a positive attitude displayed fewer depressive symptoms, while the presence of negative attitudes increased depressive symptoms in this population. Conclusions. Functional status and mental adjustment are key factors in the presence of depressive symptoms among people with advanced cancer. Assessment of functional status and mental adjustment should be considered when planning treatment and rehabilitation in this population.
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It is part of: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023, vol. 20, num. 4, p. 3015
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ISSN: 1661-7827
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