Prevalence, predictive factors, and screening for psychologic distress in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer.

@article{Kugaya2000PrevalencePF,
  title={Prevalence, predictive factors, and screening for psychologic distress in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer.},
  author={Akira Kugaya and Tatsuo Akechi and Toru Okuyama and Tomohito Nakano and Ichiro Mikami and Hitoshi Okamura and Yosuke Uchitomi},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 12},
  pages={2817-23}
}
BACKGROUND High levels of distress are a concern regarding patients with head and neck cancer. Early detection of and intervention for such distress are needed to predict patients' adaptation to treatment or rehabilitation, but few studies have investigated the detection of their distress in a patient population of significant size. METHODS The authors examined 107 consecutive patients with head and neck cancer to assess their psychologic distress (adjustment disorders or major depression) or… CONTINUE READING

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