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Evaluating the Anxiety and Depression Status of Prostate Cancer Patients whose Operations were Postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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  • Yalcin Kizilkan,
  • Samet Senel,
  • Ali Yasin Ozercan,
  • Melih Balci,
  • Unsal Eroglu,
  • Binhan Kagan Aktas,
  • Suleyman Bulut,
  • Cüneyt Özden,
  • Altug Tuncel
Yalcin Kizilkan
Ankara City Hospital
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Samet Senel
Ankara City Hospital
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Ali Yasin Ozercan
Ankara City Hospital
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Melih Balci
Ankara City Hospital
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Unsal Eroglu
Ankara City Hospital
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Binhan Kagan Aktas
Ankara City Hospital
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Suleyman Bulut
Ankara City Hospital
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Cüneyt Özden
Ankara City Hospital
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Altug Tuncel
Ankara City Hospital
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Abstract

Aim: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the anxiety and depression status of prostate cancer (PCa) patients whose planned operations in the urology clinic of our hospital, which is serving as a pandemic hospital in Turkey have been postponed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Methods: This survey study was conducted at urology clinic of Ankara City Hospital between March 1 and June 1, 2020 and included 24 male patients who agreed to answer the questionnaires (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI] I and II and Beck Depression Inventory [BDI]). Demographical and clinical data (age, time since diagnosis, total serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, risk groups according to the D’Amico classification system, smoking, alcohol habitus, major surgical history, and comorbidities) of the patients were collected from hospital software. Results: The mean STAI-I score of the patients (46.7 ± 1.4 [44–49]) was significantly higher than their STAI-II score (41.7 ± 2.4 [39–47]) (p < 0.001). The negative correlation between the decrease in age and STAI-I score was found to be statistically significant (r = 0.439, p < 0.05). The mean BDI score of the patients was 4.3 ± 3.2 (0–13), which was compatible with mild depression. There was no statistically significant difference between the time elapsed from diagnosis, PSA levels, smoking and alcohol habitus, major surgical history and comorbidity status, and STAI-I, STAI-II, and BDI scores (p > 0.05). Conclusion: Prostate cancer patients with postponed operations should be guided properly in order to manage their anxiety status especially young patients.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

17 Dec 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
18 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
18 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Mar 20211st Revision Received
27 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
27 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
25 Apr 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Apr 2021Editorial Decision: Accept