Psychological intervention improves life quality of patients with laryngeal cancer
Authors Li XL, Li JJ, Shi YX, Wang T, Zhang AL, Shao N, Wang ZH
Received 25 July 2017
Accepted for publication 18 September 2017
Published 5 October 2017 Volume 2017:11 Pages 1723—1727
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Peer reviewer comments 2
Editor who approved publication: Dr Naifeng Liu
Xiaoli Li,1 Jingjing Li,2 Yanxia Shi,2 Ting Wang,2 Aling Zhang,2 Na Shao,2 Zhenghui Wang2
1Department of Dermatology, 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, People’s Republic of China
Background: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of psychological intervention on the life quality of patients with laryngeal cancer.
Methods: Two hundred and ten patients with laryngeal cancer were randomly assigned to the study group receiving psychological intervention and control group receiving routine nursing care. The Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA), and the Europe Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) were used to evaluate life quality.
Results: There were no significant differences in the scores of HAMD, HAMA, and EORTC QLQ-C30 between the 2 groups before treatment (P>0.05). After treatment, the scores in the study group were significantly different to those in the control group (P<0.05). In addition, the satisfaction rate and compliance rate of patients in the study group were increased, compared to the control group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Psychological intervention is beneficial in improving life quality in patients with laryngeal cancer after surgery.
Keywords: psychological intervention, compliance, laryngeal cancer
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