A prospective study to compare three depression screening tools in patients who are terminally ill.

Abstract

Depression is a significant symptom for approximately one in four palliative care patients. This study investigates the performance of three screening tools. Patients were asked to verbally rate their mood on a scale of 0-10; to respond "yes" or "no" to the question "Are you depressed?," and to complete the Edinburgh depression scale. They were also… (More)

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@article{LloydWilliams2004APS, title={A prospective study to compare three depression screening tools in patients who are terminally ill.}, author={Mari Lloyd-Williams and Mick S Dennis and Fiona Taylor}, journal={General hospital psychiatry}, year={2004}, volume={26 5}, pages={384-9} }