Effect of mental disorders on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older adults with colon cancer.

@article{Baillargeon2011EffectOM,
  title={Effect of mental disorders on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older adults with colon cancer.},
  author={Jacques Baillargeon and Yong-Fang Kuo and Yu-li Lin and Mukaila Ajiboye Raji and Amanpal Singh and James S Goodwin},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={1268-73}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the extent to which preexisting mental disorders influence diagnosis, treatment, and survival in older adults with colon cancer. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database. PARTICIPANTS Eighty thousand six hundred seventy participants, aged 67 and older with a diagnosis of colon cancer. MEASUREMENTS The association between the presence of a preexisting mental disorder and the stage of… CONTINUE READING
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