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  • [In Vivo .] Mental Disorders in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy: A Nationwide Population-based Study

    아주의대 / 노오규, 허재성*

  • 출처
    In Vivo .
  • 등재일
    Sep-Oct 2021
  • 저널이슈번호
    35(5):2901-2908. doi: 10.21873/invivo.12580.
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    Abstract
    Background/aim: Using nationwide data from South Korea, we analyzed the prevalence of mental disorders among patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) who received radiotherapy (RT).

    Patients and methods: Data were collected between January 2010 and December 2014, and 1,819 patients diagnosed with NPC who underwent RT were identified. We calculated the prevalence of the five most commonly diagnosed mental disorders and their incidences according to a time sequence based on the time of RT.

    Results: Among 1,819 patients, 144 (7.9%) were diagnosed at least once with a mental disorder between one year before the start of RT and the last follow-up. Based on the first diagnosis, 51 (35.4%) patients experienced anxiety, and 46 (31.9%) suffered from depression. The frequency of mental disorders increased up to the beginning of RT and then declined. Before the start of RT, anxiety was most frequent, and depression occurred after the start of RT. The cumulative incidence of mental disorders in the older age group tended to be higher than that of the younger group (≥54 vs. <54 years, log-rank p=0.052).

    Conclusion: The proportion of mental disorders differed before and after the start of RT in patients with NPC. At the beginning of RT, mental disorders emerged most often during management. Early screenings and interventions for mental disorders were able to improve quality of life (QOL).

     

     

    Affiliations

    O Kyu Noh 1 2 3, Jaesung Heo 4
    1Department of Radiation Oncology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea.
    2Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea.
    3Office of Biostatistics, Ajou Research Institute for Innovative Medicine, Ajou University Medical Center, Suwon, Republic of Korea.
    4Department of Radiation Oncology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea; md.js.informatics@gmail.com.

  • 키워드
    Nasopharyngeal carcinoma; claim data; mental disorder; quality of life; radiation therapy.
  • 편집위원

    비인인강암을 진단받고 방사선치료를 시작할 때 불안, 우울감 등을 호소하는 경우를 종종 볼 수 있는데, 공단자료를 바탕으로 치료 전후 발생할 수 있는 mental disorders를 분석함으로써 임상진료시 도움이 될 것으로 생각됩니다.

    2021-10-19 14:47:15

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