Depressive symptoms and quality of life in home-care-assisted cancer patients.

@article{Grassi1996DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms and quality of life in home-care-assisted cancer patients.},
  author={Luigi Grassi and Monica Indelli and Marta Marzola and Antonella Maestri and Annalisa Santini and Elizabeth Piva and Massimo Boccalon},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={300-7}
}
To examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and its relationship with quality-of-life domains in home-care cancer patients at an advanced stage of illness, 86 patients were given psychological tests for depression (Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale) (HAD) and quality of life (EORTC-QLQ-C30) 1 week after admission to the home-care program. Using a proper cut-off score on the HAD-Depression subscale, depressive symptoms were reported by 45% of the patients. The quality of life of depressed… CONTINUE READING

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