Psychological sequelae of cancer diagnosis: a meta-analytical review of 58 studies after 1980.

@article{Spijker1997PsychologicalSO,
  title={Psychological sequelae of cancer diagnosis: a meta-analytical review of 58 studies after 1980.},
  author={A van't Spijker and Rutger W. Trijsburg and Hugo Joseph Duivenvoorden},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          280-93
        }
}
OBJECTIVE In a review of the literature from 1980 to 1994 on psychological and psychiatric problems in patients with cancer, the prevalence, severity, and the course of these problems (i.e., depression, anxiety, and general psychological distress) were studied with the help of meta-analyses and qualitative analyses. Apart from this, qualitative analyses were also applied with respect to other relevant variables. METHOD A literature search in MEDLINE was conducted and cross-references of… CONTINUE READING
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