The coping mechanism in lung neoplasma patients
Background/Objective. Cancer is a major stress and traumatic factor for every individual, leading to psychological distress in over 50% of the patients.1 Thus, studies that approached the coping problem in patients with cancer appeared. We aimed to analyze the coping style and its stability in time in patients with lung cancer and to evaluate the intensity of anxiety and depression before and after receiving the diagnosis.Methods: Before receiving the diagnosis and after one month patients completed the COPE scale, Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire (GAD-7) and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). A comparison was performed in the baseline and final parameters stratified in respect to coping styles.Result. We observed that at one month after receiving the diagnosis about their disease, the patients had a significant higher GAD7 score (median score 12 vs. 4 points; p
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