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  1. Screening for anxiety and depression in women with breast cancer : Psychiatry and medical oncology gear up for managed care.

    Article - En anglais

    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.