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Terapia psicológica

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NOVOA GOMEZ, Mónica María et al. Psychological well-being and quality of life in patients treated for thyroid cancer after surgery. Ter Psicol [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.1, pp.69-84. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082010000100007.

The main goal is to assess psychological well-being and quality of life in 75 patients with post-surgical treatment for thyroid cancer. A descriptive co relational methodology was used in order to perform this task. Psychological well-being was assessed with the index of Psychological Well-being developed by Dupuy et al., (1984) and Quality of Life was assessed with the Quality of Life Questionnaire SF-36 Health (Ware & Sherbourne, 1992). The instruments were applied to each patient during an interview. Results suggested a high, positive and directly proportional correlation between time after thyroidectomy and the degree of Psychological Well-being and Quality of Life reported by patients. Results also showed a high correlation (significant at the 99% level) between the two instruments used.

Keywords : Quality of life; Thyroid Gland; Psychological Well-being; cancer; Thyroidectom.

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