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Eighty-one patients with advanced breast cancer completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSCL) to determine how well these questionnaires identified patients suffering from an anxiety state or depressive illness, compared with an independent interview by a psychiatrist who used the Clinical Interview(More)
The findings of two meta-analyses of trials of psychological interventions in patients with cancer are presented: the first using anxiety and the second depression, as a main outcome measure. The majority of the trials were preventative, selecting subjects on the basis of a cancer diagnosis rather than on psychological criteria. For anxiety, 25 trials were(More)
A screening programme designed to identify cases of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in patients attending a Regional Cancer Centre outpatient department was established. It comprised two stages: (1) The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) self-rating questionnaire administered by a touch-screen computer; (2) we interviewed patients with high scores(More)
A total of 87 patients admitted to two hospices during a 9 month period were assessed by trained nurses to determine their current concerns. These assessment interviews were tape recorded. A trained researcher then administered a semi structured concerns interview using the Concerns Checklist, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Spielberger(More)
The 28-item GHQ was used to assess psychiatric morbidity in 302 women attending for routine breast cancer screening, 300 women attending for further investigation of a positive screening result and 150 women referred for investigation of breast symptoms. The GHQ-28 was administered on arrival at the relevant clinic and three months later. Medical records(More)
The Generalised Health Questionnaire and Standardised Psychiatric Interview were used to determine psychiatric morbidity among 126 patients consecutively admitted to a medical oncology unit. Senior house officers and nurses also rated anxiety and depression. 36 (29%) patients were psychiatrically ill and affective disorders (29, 23%) predominated.(More)
A novel nurse-delivered multicomponent intervention for major depressive disorder (MDD) in cancer outpatients was compared with usual care alone in a nonrandomised matched group design (n=30 per group). At the final 6-month outcome, 38.5% (95% CI, 5.4-57%) fewer patients in the intervention group still met the criteria for MDD.
Two hundred and twenty-two women with advanced cancer of the breast were asked to complete two previously validated self-assessment questionnaires (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSCL) in order to determine the prevalence and persistence of affective disorders in this group of patients. Fifty-six (27%) of(More)
Dialogue Acts (DAs) which explicitly ensure mutual understanding are frequent in dialogues between cancer patients and health professionals. We present examples , and argue that this arises from the health-critical nature of these dialogues. 1 Background We have described elsewhere (Wood, 2001; Wood and Craggs, 2002) the use of dialogue analysis in(More)