Suicidal ideation, depression, and health-related quality of life in patients with benign and malignant brain tumors: a prospective observational study in 83 patients

@article{Hickmann2016SuicidalID,
  title={Suicidal ideation, depression, and health-related quality of life in patients with benign and malignant brain tumors: a prospective observational study in 83 patients},
  author={A. K. Hickmann and Minou Nadji-Ohl and Markus Haug and Nikolai J. Hopf and Oliver Ganslandt and Alf Giese and Mirjam Renovanz},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2016},
  volume={158},
  pages={1669-1682}
}
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and psychosocial burden are of relevance in patients with intracranial tumors. We investigated the prevalence of suicidal ideation (SI), depression, and their association with HRQoL in patients with intra- (IA) and extraaxial (EA) tumors during the first 9 months after diagnosis. Patients were recruited immediately following surgery, and re-evaluated after 3, 6, and 9 months (EORTC QLQ-C30/BN20, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Appendix). Patients with… CONTINUE READING
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