Screening for anxiety and depression in women with breast cancer : Psychiatry and medical oncology gear up for managed care.
In this study, 275 women with breast cancer attending ambulatory breast cancer clinics in two sites were evaluated for psychological distress by using three self-report instruments : a visual analogue scale for psychological distress, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the Brief Symptom Inventory.
Results suggest that significant psychological distress exists in ambulatory women with breast cancer ; all three instruments effectively measured that level of distress.
Implications for the use of these instruments in educating oncological staffmembers, documenting need for psychiatric services in a period of capitation, and providing quality assurance evaluations of psychiatric services are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Etat dépressif, Angoisse anxiété, Système santé, Soin intégré, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie, Trouble humeur, Détresse psychologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Depression, Anxiety, Health system, Managed care, Human, Mammary gland diseases, Mood disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0153204
Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 16/11/1999.