Comparative psychological disturbance in patients with pancreatic and gastric cancer.

@article{Holland1986ComparativePD,
  title={Comparative psychological disturbance in patients with pancreatic and gastric cancer.},
  author={Jimmie C. B. Holland and Ann H. Korzun and Susan Tross and Peter M Silberfarb and Michael Perry and Robert Comis and Mary Lou Oster},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1986},
  volume={143 8},
  pages={982-6}
}
One hundred and seven patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and 111 patients with advanced gastric cancer, stratified for key medical and sociodemographic variables, were assessed with the Profile of Mood States before beginning combination chemotherapy in a national cancer clinical trials group. The pancreatic cancer patients had significantly higher self-ratings of depression, tension-anxiety, fatigue, confusion-bewilderment, and total mood disturbance; no difference was found in vigor or… CONTINUE READING