Prediction of depressive symptomatology after treatment of head and neck cancer: the influence of pre-treatment physical and depressive symptoms, coping, and social support.

@article{Leeuw2000PredictionOD,
  title={Prediction of depressive symptomatology after treatment of head and neck cancer: the influence of pre-treatment physical and depressive symptoms, coping, and social support.},
  author={Johannes R J de Leeuw and Alexander de Graeff and Wynand J. G. Ros and Geert H. Blijham and Gerrit Jan Hordijk and Jacques A M Winnubst},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={799-807}
}
BACKGROUND Head and neck cancer and its treatment can have important psychosocial implications, and many patients become depressed. The aim of this prospective study is to examine whether pretreatment variables can be used to predict depression 6 and 12 months later. METHODS Head and neck cancer patients (155) treated with surgery and/or radiotherapy completed a questionnaire including items on social support, coping, depressive symptoms, physical functioning, and physical symptoms before and… CONTINUE READING

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