Acceptability of common screening methods used to detect distress and related mood disorders-preferences of cancer specialists and non-specialists.

@article{Mitchell2008AcceptabilityOC,
  title={Acceptability of common screening methods used to detect distress and related mood disorders-preferences of cancer specialists and non-specialists.},
  author={Alex J. Mitchell and Stephen J Kaar and Chris Coggan and J. A. Herdman},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={226-36}
}
A new questionnaire of clinicians' attitudes and practices in relation to screening for mood disorder was distributed to 300 cancer professionals (specialists and non-specialists) working across the UK. From 226 (75.3%) health professionals working in cancer care who responded, approximately two-thirds always or regularly attempted to detect mood disorder during consultations but a substantial minority relied on patients spontaneously mentioning an emotional issue. The highest rate of routine… CONTINUE READING

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