Assessment of quality of life, anxiety and depression in Moroccan women with cervical cancer

Author(s): Asmaa Azizi

Statement of the Problem: Cervical cancer and its treatment is one of the most serious threats in women’s lives, affecting their physical as well as psychic, somatic and social terms. The aim of the present study was to determine the quality of life and psychological distress in Moroccan women with cervical cancer treated with Concurrent Chemoradiation.

Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco. One hundred and three women with cervical cancer were recruited. Quality of life was assessed using the EORTC-QLQ-C30 Questionnaire, depression and anxiety using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale questionnaire, and pain using the Visual Analogue Scale. The multiple and pair comparisons were carried out using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Withney or chi-square tests, respectively. The p-values were corrected by Bonferroni-Holm.