Longitudinal study of depressive symptoms in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal and lung cancer.

@article{Lo2010LongitudinalSO,
  title={Longitudinal study of depressive symptoms in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal and lung cancer.},
  author={Christopher Lo and Camilla Zimmermann and Anne C. Rydall and Andrew S. Walsh and Jennifer Michelle Jones and Malcolm J. Moore and Frances A. Shepherd and Lucia Gagliese and Gary Rodin},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 18},
  pages={3084-9}
}
PURPOSE Although early intervention is increasingly advocated to prevent and relieve distress in patients with metastatic cancer, the risk factors for such symptoms and their trajectory are not well established. We therefore conducted a longitudinal study to determine the course and predictors of depressive symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (N = 365) with metastatic gastrointestinal or lung cancer completed measures of physical distress, self-esteem, attachment security, spiritual well… CONTINUE READING
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