We identified high prevalence rates of depression and anxiety among Chinese adults with cancer. The findings support that the prevalence of depression and anxiety among adults with cancer should receive more attention in Chinese medical settings.
The relationship between pain, negative mood, fatigue, and self-efficacy in adults with SCI was explored. Results support a model that proposes that chronic pain lowers mood, which is mediated (lessened) by self-efficacy, whereas pain and mood independently increase chronic fatigue. Results provide direction for treating chronic pain in SCI.
Depression and anxiety are common in older people with chronic diseases. They are often associated with increased disability and health-care utilization and with poor health status.1-3 Comorbid untreated anxiety and/or depression tend to persist, have relapsing courses, and are associated with increased vulnerability to social isolation, low self-esteem and confidence, nonadherence to medical treatment, and increased mortality.1,3-6
Additional longitudinal study is needed to investigate the effectiveness of CBT-I interventions to improve self-care among hospice nurses who are at high risk for compassion fatigue and, subsequently, leaving hospice care.
via Sleep Disturbance, Chronic Stress, and Depression in Hospice Nurses: Testing the Feasibility of an Intervention – Oncology Nursing Forum – Volume 40, Number 5 / September 2013 – Oncology Nursing Society.
Survivors of cancers of the head and neck, including those of the tongue and thyroid, often suffer from depression but rarely seek treatment, according to a new study.
Nonlinear relations exist between age and psychological symptoms, which is in line with the postponement of age-related health and functional decline in the modern era. These results suggest that the study of psychological reactions to cancer should examine differences between age groups among older cancer patients. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Results suggest greater intervention efficacy among caregivers experiencing subjective stress.
via Subjective stressors moderate effectiveness of a multi-component, multi-site intervention on caregiver depression and burden – Hatch – 2013 – International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry – Wiley Online Library.
Conclusions—A history of stroke was associated with increased mortality among very old people but only among those who were also depressed. Depression seemed to be underdiagnosed and undertreated.
Conclusions—The clinical prediction model enables clinicians to estimate the degree of the depression risk for an individual patient within the first week after stroke.