Monthly Archives: February 2019

Is type of depressive symptoms associated with patient-perceived need for professional psychological care in depressed individuals with diabetes?






CONCLUSIONS: Cognitive-affective symptoms of depression-but not somatic symptoms-were associated with an unmet need for psychological care among depressed individuals with diabetes. Future research is needed to reveal better predictors explaining the discrepancy between distress and low care needs in order to optimize screening procedures. Continue reading

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Reasons for low uptake of a psychological intervention offered to cancer survivors with elevated depressive symptoms






CONCLUSION: Of the approached survivors for screening, only 1% was eligible and interested in receiving psychological care as part of our trial. Four reasons for nonparticipation were: nonresponse to screening, low levels of depressive symptoms, no need, or already receiving care. Our findings question whether to spend the limited resources in psycho-oncological care on following screening guidelines and the efficiency of using consecutive screening for trial recruitment in cancer survivors. Continue reading

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Expanded carrier screening for autosomal recessive conditions in health care: Arguments for a couple-based approach and examination of couples’ views






CONCLUSION: This study shows that most couples do not object to receiving couple rather than individual ECS results, have similar views towards the offer, and are able to discuss differences in views and intentions. Continue reading

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Feasibility of couple-based expanded carrier screening offered by general practitioners






Expanded carrier screening (ECS) aims to inform couples’ reproductive choice, preferably before conception. As part of an implementation study in which trained general practitioners (GPs) offered a population-based ECS couple-test, we evaluated the feasibility of the test-offer and degree of participant informed choice (IC). Trained GPs from nine practices in the northern Netherlands invited 4295 female patients aged 18-40 to take part in couple-based ECS. Inclusion criteria were having a male… Continue reading

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