Psychological state, quality of life, and coping style in patients with digestive cancer.

@article{Matsushita2005PsychologicalSQ,
  title={Psychological state, quality of life, and coping style in patients with digestive cancer.},
  author={Toshiko Matsushita and Eisuke Matsushima and Michio Maruyama},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          125-32
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships between psychological characteristics such as anxiety and depression, quality of life (QOL) and coping style among patients with digestive cancer. The subjects were 85 in-patients who were scheduled to undergo initial surgery for gastrointestinal cancer. The following psychological tests were administered: Japanese versions of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Zung's Self-Rating Depression Scale, the European Organization for… CONTINUE READING
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