[Protective factors for anxiety and depression in thyroid cancer patients].

@article{Tagay2007ProtectiveFF,
  title={[Protective factors for anxiety and depression in thyroid cancer patients].},
  author={Sefik Tagay and Wolfgang E Senf and Nicole Sch{\"o}pper and Ricarda Mewes and Andreas Bockisch and Rainer Goerges},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={62-74}
}
OBJECTIVES Depression and anxiety are the most common mental symptoms in patients with thyroid cancer (DTC) and have an important influence on the quality of life. The aim of the current study was to identify protective factors of depression and anxiety in DTC patients. METHODS In a cross-sectional study 230 DTC patients were examined with Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D), the Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-13) and the Questionnaire of Social Support (F-SOZU). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING