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Anxiety in women with lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer

Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy
Psychiatria 2019;16(4):175-177.

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Vol 16, No 4 (2019)
Prace oryginalne - nadesłane
Published online: 2019-09-29

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate anxiety in women with lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 32 consecutive patients with lymphedema stemming from breast cancer treatment. Women with lymphedema due to other causes were excluded. Anxiety was evaluated using the Beck Anxiety Inventory. Descriptive statistics were used for the analysis of events. Results: Among the 32 patients evaluated, 10 (31.25%) had a minimal level of anxiety, 10 (31.25%) had mild anxiety, seven (21.85%) has moderate anxiety and had mild to moderate depression and five (15.62%) had severe anxiety. Conclusion: In this study anxiety occurs in different degrees in women with lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer of moderate to severe anxiety.

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate anxiety in women with lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 32 consecutive patients with lymphedema stemming from breast cancer treatment. Women with lymphedema due to other causes were excluded. Anxiety was evaluated using the Beck Anxiety Inventory. Descriptive statistics were used for the analysis of events. Results: Among the 32 patients evaluated, 10 (31.25%) had a minimal level of anxiety, 10 (31.25%) had mild anxiety, seven (21.85%) has moderate anxiety and had mild to moderate depression and five (15.62%) had severe anxiety. Conclusion: In this study anxiety occurs in different degrees in women with lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer of moderate to severe anxiety.
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Keywords

lymphedema, anxiety, breast cancer, treatment

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Title

Anxiety in women with lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 16, No 4 (2019)

Pages

175-177

Published online

2019-09-29

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2019;16(4):175-177.

Keywords

lymphedema
anxiety
breast cancer
treatment

Authors

Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy
Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy

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