International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 10 Num. 2 - June 2010


Evaluation of quality of life and psychological welfare in patients with postquirurgical condition and thyroid cancer.

Volume 10 Num. 2 - June 2010 - Pages 315-329


M?nica M. Novoa G?mez , Rochy M. Vargas Guti?rrez , Shirley A. Obispo Castellanos , M?ryori Pertuz Vergara , Yady K. Rivera Pradilla


The main goal of this study was to assess the quality of life and psychological well-being of 75 patients with postsurgical treatment for thyroid cancer. Quality of life was evaluated with the Quality of Life Health Questionnaire SF-36, and psychological well-being with the The Psychological Well-Being Index. Each patient was interviewed in a single session. The results obtained showed high correlations (p <0.01) among the two instruments, as well as a directly proportional positive correlation between time from thyroidectomy and the degree of psychological well-being and quality of life reported by patients.

Key words:

Quality of life, psychological well-being, cancer, thyroidectomy.

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