What to do with screening for distress scores? Integrating descriptive data into clinical practice.

@article{Blais2014WhatTD,
  title={What to do with screening for distress scores? Integrating descriptive data into clinical practice.},
  author={Marie-Claude Blais and Alexandre St-Hilaire and Lise Fillion and Marie de Serres and Annie Tremblay},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={25-38}
}
OBJECTIVE Implementation of routine Screening for Distress constitutes a major change in cancer care, with the aim of achieving person-centered care. METHOD Using a cross-sectional descriptive design within a University Tertiary Care Hospital setting, 911 patients from all cancer sites were screened at the time of their first meeting with a nurse navigator who administered a paper questionnaire that included: the Distress Thermometer (DT), the Canadian Problem Checklist (CPC), and the… CONTINUE READING
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