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Identifying the Severity of Psychosocial Symptoms among Patients Diagnosed with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor. Do We Really Need Emotional Support Groups?


Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are the second most common neoplasm. Most of the pNETs are diagnosed at later stages among those patients who are underprivileged. The diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumor is a continuous emotional distress for both patient and their family.

Aim(s): We aim to identify the severity of depression, emotional distress, stress and mental fatigue among those patients who are diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore from March 2014 to April 2015. Exclusion and Inclusion criteria were made. 150 were enrolled in the study. Socio demographic characteristics were evaluated using Beck Depression Inventory and socio demographic form. Severity of depression was estimated by using Hamilton D (HAM-D). Various variables were analysed including parent’s age, level of education, socioeconomic status, gender and number of children.

Conference: 15th Annual ENETSConcerence (2018)

Presenting Author: Fatima A

Authors: Fatima A, Zai S,

Keywords: psychosocial symptoms, emotional support groups, neuroendocrine tumors,

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