Reducing distress in cancer patients with an orientation program.

@article{McQuellon1998ReducingDI,
  title={Reducing distress in cancer patients with an orientation program.},
  author={Richard P. McQuellon and Mary Wells and Susie Hoffman and B. J. Craven and G M Russell and Juan Antonio Garc{\'i}a Cruz and Gail J Hurt and P DeChatelet and Michael A. Andrykowski and Peter Savage},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={207-17}
}
The purpose of this study was to test a brief orientation program for reducing anxiety, depressive symptoms, and overall distress in cancer patients at their initial clinic visit. One hundred and fifty consecutively referred patients seen in an oncology outpatient clinic were randomly assigned to an intervention or usual care control group. The intervention group received a clinic tour, general information about clinic operations, and a question and answer session with an oncology counselor… CONTINUE READING

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