Relationships among Type-D personality, symptoms and quality of life in patients with ovarian cancer receiving chemotherapy

Sung Reul Kim, Ju Hee Nho, Joo Hyun Nam

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Abstract

Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Type-D personality and identify its relationships among the symptoms and quality of life in patients with ovarian cancer-receiving chemotherapy. Methods: A total of 150 patients with ovarian cancer undergoing chemotherapy were recruited between December 2015 and August 2016. The subjects were assessed using the Type-D Personality Scale-14, Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale–Short Form and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General questionnaire completed through a face-to-face interview. Results: About 56% of patients were classified into the Type-D personality group. This personality group showed statistically significantly higher symptoms and lower quality of life than the non-Type-D personality group. According to stepwise multiple regression, the most significant factor influencing quality of life was symptoms, followed by Type-D personality, performance status and cancer stage. Conclusions: The prevalence of Type-D personality in patients with ovarian cancer was high, and Type-D personality was significantly associated with a high symptom score and lower quality of life. Health professionals should consider Type-D personality in the assessment and intervention of symptoms and quality of life, along with performance status and cancer stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-296
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 2
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • ovary cancer
  • quality of life
  • symptom
  • Type-D personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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