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Vol. 65, No. 3, 2000
Issue release date: 2000
Section title: Original Paper
Urol Int 2000;65:130–134
(DOI:10.1159/000064857)

General State of Health and Psychological Well-Being in Patients after Surgery for Urological Malignant Neoplasms

Ficarra V. · Righetti R. · D’Amico A. · Pilloni S. · Balzarro M. · Schiavone D. · Malossini G. · Mobilio G.
Department of Urology, University of Verona, Italy

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 10/11/2000

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0042-1138 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0399 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/UIN

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the general state of health and the psychological well-being in a group of 155 patients after surgery for urological malignant neoplasms. Materials and Methods: Surgery was performed in 55 patients for renal cell carcinoma, in 54 for invasive bladder carcinoma, in 30 for adenocarcinoma of the prostate, and in 16 for squamous penile carcinoma. All patients were invited to self-compile the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) – 12 items according to Goldberg and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Results were compared with those in a group of patients who underwent retropubic prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Results and Conclusion: The general state of health was significantly more impaired in neoplastic patients than in the control group. Levels of anxiety were significantly higher but depression levels were similar in both groups. As far as the type of tumor is concerned, patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder carcinoma and those treated with partial penectomy for squamous penile carcinoma showed a significant impairment of the general state of health compared with controls. Higher levels of anxiety were observed in patients who underwent ileal conduit after radical cystectomy, in those treated with radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer and in those who underwent partial penectomy. Significantly higher levels of depression than in the control group were observed only in patients with ileal conduit.


  

Author Contacts

Dr. Vincenzo Ficarra
Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Urologia, Ospedale Policlinico
Via delle Menegone, I–37134 Verona (Italy)
Tel. +39 045 807 4370, Fax +39 045 807 4080
E-Mail vificarr@tin.it or vincenzoficarra@hotmail.com

  

Article Information

Received: Received: May 29, 2000
Accepted: June 11, 2000
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 4, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 18

  

Publication Details

Urologia Internationalis
Founded 1955 by G. Peter A. Narath and Heinrich Heusser; Continued 1968–1987 by G. Mayor

Vol. 65, No. 3, Year 2000 (Cover Date: Released October 2000)

Journal Editor: D. Hauri, Zürich; M.P. Wirth, Dresden
ISSN: 0042–1138 (print), 1423–0399 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/uin


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 10/11/2000

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0042-1138 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0399 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/UIN


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