Does it hurt to know the worst?--psychological morbidity, information preferences and understanding of prognosis in patients with advanced cancer.

@article{Barnett2006DoesIH,
  title={Does it hurt to know the worst?--psychological morbidity, information preferences and understanding of prognosis in patients with advanced cancer.},
  author={Mandy M Barnett},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={44-55}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHOD Many doctors, while offering open discussion of diagnosis and treatment to cancer patients, still express concern about the psychological impact of discussing a poor prognosis. In this study, 106 advanced cancer patients were interviewed at home. The interview included open discussion and structured questionnaires: the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale and Rotterdam Symptom Checklist. Participants were asked about information preferences, worries and unanswered questions… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 37 extracted citations

Conceptualizing prognostic awareness in advanced cancer: a systematic review.

Journal of health psychology • 2014
View 20 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…