International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)

A study to assess the level of anxiety & depression and its associated risk factors on cervical cancer among patients admitted in SMCH


Dr. G Bhuvaneshwari, R Selvarani

Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women with an estimated 570,000 new cases in 2018 representing 6.6% of all female cancers. Approximately 90% of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in low- and middle-income countries. The high mortality rate from cervical cancer globally could be reduced through a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, early diagnosis, effective screening and treatment programs. So the present study is done to assess the level of anxiety & depression and its associated risk factors on cervical cancer among patients admitted in SMCH. Methods: A descriptive research design was done to assess the level of anxiety & depression and its associated risk factors on cervical cancer among patients admitted in SMCH. 100 samples are included in our study. Convenience sampling techniques method was used in selecting the samples. Self-Structured questionnaire and structured questionnaire, were used to collect data. Result: The level of anxiety are majority of people having Moderate anxiety-63% Mild anxiety-9 % Severe anxiety-28% that majority of people having moderate depression 58(58%),severe depression 26(26%)and 16 (16%)having mild depression. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is moderate anxiety and moderate depression level among cervical cancer among patients admitted in SMCH.
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