Screening and referral for psychosocial distress in oncologic practice: use of the Distress Thermometer.

@article{Tuinman2008ScreeningAR,
  title={Screening and referral for psychosocial distress in oncologic practice: use of the Distress Thermometer.},
  author={Marrit Annika Tuinman and Stacey M. Gazendam-Donofrio and Josette E H M Hoekstra-Weebers},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={870-8}
}
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to validate the Distress Thermometer (DT) in the Netherlands and to examine its correspondence with a 46-item Problem List, possible risk factors, and the wish for a referral. METHODS A cross-sectional group of 277 cancer patients who were treated at 9 hospitals filled in the DT and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and rated the presence and severity of problems (response rate, 49%). RESULTS Receiver operating characteristic analyses… CONTINUE READING
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