Asian Oncol Nurs.  2014 Dec;14(4):212-220. 10.5388/aon.2014.14.4.212.

Relationship of Body Weight, Anxiety Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients with Radical Gastrectomy according to Perioperative Period

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. choijy@chonnam.ac.kr
  • 3CRINS, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship of quality of life (QoL) with body weight, anxiety, and depression according to perioperative period.
METHODS
Data were secondarily analyzed from 30 gastric cancer patients.
RESULTS
There were positive relationships of anxiety with depression (r=.42, p=.019) and appetite symptoms of QoL (r=.41, p=.023) at preoperative day one. There were negative relationships of body weight with physical function of QoL (r=-.40, p=.026), and positive relationships of anxiety with depression (r=.37, p=.044) and constipation symptom of QoL (r=.38, p=.034) at postoperative day 7. Also, at postoperative one month, there were positive relationships of body weight with physical function (r=-.45, p=.011) and constipation symptom (r=.37, p=.039). There was a negative relationship of anxiety with emotional function (r=-.39, p= .035), a negative relationship of depression with physical function (r=-.43, p= .018), and a positive relationship of depression with finance (r=.39, p=.034).
CONCLUSION
Oncology nurses should consider diverse factors during the early postoperative period to increase QoL. Also, appropriate and timely interventions should be provided to minimize the negative influence on QoL.

Keyword

Stomach Neoplasms; General Surgery; Depression; Quality of Life

MeSH Terms

Anxiety*
Appetite
Body Weight*
Constipation
Depression*
Gastrectomy*
Humans
Perioperative Period*
Postoperative Period
Quality of Life*
Stomach Neoplasms
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