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Does screening for distress efficiently uncover meetable unmet needs in cancer patients?






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Does screening for distress efficiently uncover meetable unmet needs in cancer patients?

Psychooncology. 2011 Jun;20(6):655-63

Authors: van Scheppingen C, Schroevers MJ, Smink A, van der Linden YM, Mul VE, Langendijk JA, Coyne JC, Sanderman R

Abstract
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated screening for distress in terms of its ability to uncover unmet need for psychosocial services in cancer patients. Correlates of distress, need for services and met and unmet need for services were investigated.
METHODS: Immediately after cancer treatment (T1) and 2 months later (T2), 302 patients completed the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25) and a single question assessing the need for services. All distressed patients (HSCL-25≥39) and non-distressed patients endorsing a need for services were then called (n = 99) to assess their need.
RESULTS: Thirty-seven percent (T1) and 31% (T2) of patients were distressed and 31% (T1) and 18% (T2) expressed the need for services. Both time points showed higher distress in younger patients and females and lower distress in prostate cancer and patients treated by radiotherapy only. Less need for services was found in prostate cancer (T1), greater need was related to being single (T1) and younger (T2). Distress and need for services were positively related (p<0.001). The HSCL-25 showed modest sensitivity (T1: 0.59, T2: 0.65) and specificity (T1: 0.75, T2: 0.78) as an indicator of need for services. Interviews at T2 revealed that 51% of distressed patients needed no psychosocial services and 25% were already receiving services. At T2, regardless of distress level, 10% of all screened patients reported an unmet need for psychosocial services.
CONCLUSIONS: Depending on the clinical context, screening might be more efficient if it assessed the unmet need for services rather than distress. More attention should be concentrated on directing patients with meetable unmet needs to available services.

PMID: 21381148 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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The evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in cancer patients and healthy reference subjects.






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The evaluation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale: Depressed and Positive Affect in cancer patients and healthy reference subjects.
Qual Life Res. 2000;9(9):1015-29
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The role of social support and self-esteem in the presence and course of depressive symptoms: a comparison of cancer patients and individuals from the general population.






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The role of social support and self-esteem in the presence and course of depressive symptoms: a comparison of cancer patients and individuals from the general population.
Soc Sci Med. 2003 Jul;57(2):375-85
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The role of age at the onset of cancer in relation to survivors’ long-term adjustment: a controlled comparison over an eight-year period.






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The role of age at the onset of cancer in relation to survivors’ long-term adjustment: a controlled comparison over an eight-year period.
Psychooncology. 2004 Oct;13(10):740-52
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Adjustment to cancer in the 8 years following diagnosis: a longitudinal study comparing cancer survivors with healthy individuals.






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Adjustment to cancer in the 8 years following diagnosis: a longitudinal study comparing cancer survivors with healthy individuals.
Soc Sci Med. 2006 Aug;63(3):598-610
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High-momentum protons in 208Pb.






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High-momentum protons in 208Pb.

Phys Rev Lett. 1994 Nov 14;73(20):2684-2687

Authors: Bobeldijk I, Bouwhuis M, Ireland DG, de Jager CW, Jans E, de Jonge N, Kasdorp WJ, Konijn J, Lapikás L, van Leeuwe JJ, van der Meer RL, Nooren GJ, Passchier E, Schroevers M, van der Steenhoven G, Steijger JJ, Theunissen JA, van Uden MA, de Vries H, de Vries R, de Witt Huberts PK, Blok HP, van den Brink HB, Dodge GE, Harakeh MN, Hesselink WH, Kalantar-Nayestanaki N, Pellegrino A, Spaltro CM, Templon JA, Hicks RS, Kelly JJ, Marchand C

PMID: 10057166 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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Presentation of chronic daily headache: a clinical study.






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Presentation of chronic daily headache: a clinical study.
Headache. 1998 Mar;38(3):191-6
Authors: Spierings EL, Schroevers M, Honkoop PC, Sorbi M
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Chronic daily headache: a time perspective.






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Chronic daily headache: a time perspective.
Headache. 2000 Apr;40(4):306-10
Authors: Spierings EL, Ranke AH, Schroevers M, Honkoop PC
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Development of chronic daily headache: a clinical study.






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Development of chronic daily headache: a clinical study.
Headache. 1998 Jul-Aug;38(7):529-33
Authors: Spierings EL, Schroevers M, Honkoop PC, Sorbi M
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Coping, goal adjustment, and psychological well-being in HIV-infected men who have sex with men.






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Coping, goal adjustment, and psychological well-being in HIV-infected men who have sex with men.
AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2008 May;22(5):395-402
Authors: Kraaij V, van der Veek SM, Garnefski N, Schroevers M, Wit… Continue reading

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