Impact of Counseling on Cancer Patient’s Depression Level

Year : 2023 | Volume :01 | Issue : 01 | Page : 1-5
By

Himalay Choudhary

Lalita Rathore

Lokesh Bhardwaj

Yashawant Ramawat

Jim Samuel

Yogeshwar Kumar Mutha

Shatrughan Pareek

  1. Nursing Officer All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bihar India
  2. Nursing Officer All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rajasthan India
  3. Associate Professor Imperial College of Nursing Rajasthan India
  4. Senior Nursing All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rajasthan India
  5. Principal Saraswati College of Nursing Rajasthan India
  6. Nursing Officer All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bihar India
  7. Sr. Nursing Superintendent Indian Railway Health Services Rajasthan India

Abstract

Introduction: When given the dreaded and possibly fatal cancer diagnosis, patients go through a great deal of pain. Depression is one of the psychiatric problems that can arise after a cancer diagnosis. The purpose of the current research is to evaluate how well counseling therapy can lower depression levels in cancer patients. Methodology: Geetanjali Hospital in Udaipur provided the data for this study, which utilized a single-group, quasi-experimental analysis employing a pre-test, one-group post-test design. A practical sampling method was employed to select a total of 60 samples from the hospital’s IPD (In-Patient Department) units. Result: As per findings, majority of patients (68.33%) had moderate, while 31.67% have mild depression. After the intervention, most of the patients (88.33%) were normal followed by 8.33% had mild depression and 03.33% had moderate depression. Moreover, stages of cancer and therapy method were having significant association with depression score. Conclusion: The current research found that counseling was highly effective in lowering stress levels in cancer patients. It is necessary to create a strategy for providing emotional support to all cancer patients.

Keywords: Counselling therapy, depression, cancer patient, emotional support, cancer diagnosis

[This article belongs to International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices(ijonnp)]

How to cite this article: Himalay Choudhary, Lalita Rathore, Lokesh Bhardwaj, Yashawant Ramawat, Jim Samuel, Yogeshwar Kumar Mutha, Shatrughan Pareek. Impact of Counseling on Cancer Patient’s Depression Level. International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices. 2023; 01(01):1-5.
How to cite this URL: Himalay Choudhary, Lalita Rathore, Lokesh Bhardwaj, Yashawant Ramawat, Jim Samuel, Yogeshwar Kumar Mutha, Shatrughan Pareek. Impact of Counseling on Cancer Patient’s Depression Level. International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices. 2023; 01(01):1-5. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/ijonnp/article=2023/view=114944




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Volume 01
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Received April 6, 2023
Accepted July 3, 2023
Published August 4, 2023