Sensitivity and specificity of the Distress Thermometer and a two-item depression screen (Patient Health Questionnaire-2) with a 'help' question for psychological distress and psychiatric morbidity in patients with advanced cancer.

@article{Ryan2012SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of the Distress Thermometer and a two-item depression screen (Patient Health Questionnaire-2) with a 'help' question for psychological distress and psychiatric morbidity in patients with advanced cancer.},
  author={Dermot Anthony Ryan and Pamela Gallagher and Shelagh Wright and Eugene M Cassidy},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={1275-84}
}
OBJECTIVES Brief screening tools may help clinicians in busy settings detect patients who are experiencing severe psychological distress. This study examined the performance of the Distress Thermometer (DT) and a two-item depression screen [the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2)] with a 'help' question in screening for distress and psychiatric morbidity among patients with advanced cancer. METHODS Two hundred and five patients with advanced cancer completed the DT, the PHQ-2 and 'help… CONTINUE READING
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