SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.9 issue2 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

Print version ISSN 2072-8174


CESPEDES, Nohelia  and  APARICIO, Celeste. Depression and quality of life in women with cervical cancer at the Regional Hospital of Encarnación. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2017, vol.9, n.2, pp.32-45. ISSN 2072-8174.


depressive symptoms as a consequence of cervical cancer is a subject which has not been researched, enough despite its relevance.


to determine the quality of life and degree of depression in patients with cervical cancer attended to Regional Hospital of Encarnación in the period of 2012-2015.

Materials and methods:

Prospective and cross-sectional observational study. A total of 58 patients were selected who met the inclusion criteria. Quality of life was measured with the Mezzich and Cohen scale, and depression with Beck's questionnaire.


46% presented normal variabilities of mood, 5% severe depression and 12% moderate depression. In terms of quality of life, 79% kept a high standard of life. Age over 47 years and not receiving cancer treatment had a decrease in patients quality of life. The average age of patients with depression was 51 years and mostly worsen by climacteric and menopause stage.


quality was affected in 21% and severe depression was found in 5%.

Keywords : depression; quality of life; uterine cervical neoplasms cancer of the cervix.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )