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Submitted: 09 September 2013 Modified: 18 January 2019
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD13090915292779

Depression and anxiety among head and neck cancer patients admitted at the Philippine General Hospital.

Charitel A. Ramos,
Cherie Grace Quingking

OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the prevalence of psychological distress manifested as anxiety and depression among head and neck cancer patients admitted at the Philippine General Hospital.

METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional study that used the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale- Pilipino (HADS- P) on head and neck cancer patients admitted at the Philippine General Hospital.

RESULTS: Fifty-six percent of the 42 patients manifested symptoms of anxiety and 51 % had symptoms of depression while seventy six percent had a mix of anxiety and depressive symptoms.

CONCLUSION: There is a high prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms among peri-operative and operative otorhinolaryngology (ORL) patients; thus, the need for a continuing Consultation Liaison program among ORL patients with the goal of integrating psychosocial aspects in their comprehensive health care plan for surgical patients.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
The Philippine Journal of Psychiatry
Publication Date
January-June 2013
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