Development of a distress inventory for cancer: preliminary results.

  title={Development of a distress inventory for cancer: preliminary results.},
  author={Bejoy Cherian Thomas and Viswanathan Mohan and Immanuel Ilavarasan Thomas and Manoj Pandey},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  volume={48 1},
CONTEXT Advances in cancer treatment have led to cure and prolongation of patients' lives; however associated psychosocial problems, including distress, can detrimentally affect patients' compliance with treatment and ultimately, their outcome. Symptom distress has been well addressed in many studies; however, psychological distress has only been quantified by using depression or anxiety scales/checklists or quality of life scales containing a distress sub scale/component or by the use of… CONTINUE READING

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