Avaliação da qualidade de vida e aspectos psicológicos em pacientes com doença trofoblástica gestacional
Graduate programGinecologia, Obstetrícia e Mastologia - FMB
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Objective: to assess quality of life and psychological aspects in patients with gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). Methods: This cross-sectional self-report study was carried out among 54 women treated at Botucatu Trophoblastic Diseases Center, São Paulo, Brazil. Validated questionnaires were used to assess quality of life (QoL) (WHOQOL-bref), symptoms of depression (Beck Depression Inventory-BDI) and anxiety (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory –STAI). Results: Most patients rated overall QoL as good (44.44%), and were satisfied with their health status (42.59%). However, these findings did not reach statistical significance. Mean QoL domain score was the highest for psychological health (53.86 ± 21.46), and the lowest for social relationships (65.74 ± 22.41). BDI mean was 15.81 ± 11.15, indicating dysphoria. STAI means were 46 ± 6.46 for trait-anxiety, and 43.72 ± 4.23 for state-anxiety, both evidencing medium-high anxiety. Among patients who were employed, the environment domain mean was the highest (p=0.024). The presence of children prior to disease onset resulted in the lowest means for physical health (p=0,041) and environment (p=0.045). The patients desiring to have children showed significantly higher means for physical health (p=0.004), psychological health (p=0.021) and environment (p=0.003). The need for chemotherapy to achieve complete response had no significant influence on QoL. Conclusion: This study evidenced the psychological impact on GTD patients. This information suggests that specialized care centers should provide psychological interventions during the treatment and follow-up of GTD patients... (Complete abstract click electronic access below)