Silvia D'Ovidio

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AIMS AND BACKGROUND This study is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a physician-centered communication skills training program on cancer patient anxiety levels. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN In this quasi-experimental study, physicians from 9 units of 5 general hospitals and 1 cancer research institute were recruited. The unit heads chose which(More)
Objective. Anorexia nervosa is difficult to diagnose in cancer patients since weight loss, aversion for food, and eating disturbances are frequent in patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Nevertheless, efforts are mandatory to recognize and manage this condition which may occur also in cancer patients with a special regard to adolescents.(More)
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