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Assessment of Cognitive Impairments, Depression, Anxiety and Quality of Life among Brain Tumor Patients and Healthy Adults

Afsaneh Zarghi




Purpose: This study was conducted to assess cognitive impairments, depression, anxiety and quality of life among patients with brain tumor and healthy adults, comparatively.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was administrated on 84 brain tumor patients and 84 healthy adults measured by the mini mental state examination, Beck, Hamilton and SF36 questionnaires before and after 10 days of surgery.

Results: This study showed that cognitive impairment, depression and anxiety increased in brain tumor patients after surgery but quality of life did not changed.

Conclusion: Findings of current study show the necessity of cognitive and mental assessments before and after surgery and emphasizes on the need for rehabilitation and treatment.



Cognitive impairment; depression; anxiety; quality of life; adults


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/icnj.v1i2.7244


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