Evaluation of screening instruments for depression and anxiety in breast cancer survivors

@article{Alexander2009EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of screening instruments for depression and anxiety in breast cancer survivors},
  author={Susanna Alexander and Clare Palmer and Patrick Stone},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2009},
  volume={122},
  pages={573-578}
}
Although cases of anxiety and depression post-breast cancer can be reliably identified using a structured psychiatric interview, such interviews are time consuming for both practitioner and patient and effective screening tools would increase detection rates. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in screening for depression and anxiety in a population of breast cancer survivors… CONTINUE READING