Olivera Kalajdzic, Jelena Pavlović


 Introduction: Assessment of quality of life is an important subject of research in various disciplines and today it is an integral part of the evaluation of rehabilitation and therapeutic procedures. The aim of the study was to assess the quality of life and to assess the impact of depression on the quality of life in patients with breast cancer and lung cancer.

Material and methods: The study included 60 people, of whom 30 were diagnosed with lung cancer and 30 with breast cancer. The questionnaire was constructed by researchers for this research. Quality of Life Assessment Questionnaire SF-36 and assessment of depression, Beck Depression Scale.

Results: The presence of complications is a statistically significant source of differences in the domain of the total physical score, and is not a statistically significant source of differences in other domains from the SF36 questionnaire. Based on the data from the previous table, we can see that the values on the Beck Depression Inventory range from 23 to 35, with AS = 30.00 and SD = 2.584.

Conclusion: Respondents who have a higher score on the Beck Depression Inventory also have a higher score on the dimension of physical functioning.




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