Depression and conservative surgery for breast cancer

Depression and conservative surgery for breast cancer

Author Medeiros, Mauriceia Costa Lins de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Veiga, Daniela Francescato Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sabino Neto, Miguel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abla, Luiz Eduardo Felipe Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Juliano, Yara Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade do Vale do Sapucaí Department of Biostatistics
Abstract BACKGROUND: Depression is prevalent among women and associated with reduced quality of life, and therefore it is important to determine its incidence in adult women, especially in those with breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of depression in women who underwent conservative surgery for breast cancer with or without breast reconstruction. METHODS: Seventy-five women aged between 18 and 65 years were enrolled. Patients had undergone conservative surgery for breast cancer with immediate breast reconstruction (n = 25) or without breast reconstruction (n = 25) at least one year before the study. The control group consisted of 25 women without cancer, but of similar age and educational level distribution as the other two groups. The Beck Depression Inventory was used to measure depression. The collected data were assessed using analysis of variance and the χ2 test. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between groups in age (p = 0.72) or educational level (p = 0.20). A smaller number of patients had undergone the menopause (p = 0.02) in the control group than in other groups. There were no significant differences in occurrence of depression between groups (χ2=9.97; p = 0.126). CONCLUSÍON: Conservative surgery for breast cancer did not affect the occurrence of depression in women, regardless of whether breast reconstruction was performed.
Keywords Breast neoplasms
Segmental mastectomy
Plastic surgery
Quality of life
Language English
Date 2010-01-01
Published in Clinics. Faculdade de Medicina / USP, v. 65, n. 12, p. 1291-1294, 2010.
ISSN 1807-5932 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Faculdade de Medicina / USP
Extent 1291-1294
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000288493400011
SciELO ID S1807-59322010001200011 (statistics in SciELO)

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