Psychiatric morbidity in patients with advanced cancer of the breast: prevalence measured by two self-rating questionnaires.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/109895
Title:
Psychiatric morbidity in patients with advanced cancer of the breast: prevalence measured by two self-rating questionnaires.
Authors:
Hopwood, Penelope; Howell, Anthony ( 0000-0002-6233-719X ) ; Maguire, Peter
Abstract:
Two hundred and twenty-two women with advanced cancer of the breast were asked to complete two previously validated self-assessment questionnaires (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSCL) in order to determine the prevalence and persistence of affective disorders in this group of patients. Fifty-six (27%) of 211 women who completed the HADS and 33 (22%) of 204 who completed the RSCL rated as probable cases of an anxiety state and/or depressive illness. One hundred and fifty-five patients completed the questionnaires again 1-3 months later. Twenty-one (13%) were persistently anxious or depressed as judged by the HADS compared with 14 (10%) on the RSCL. When both questionnaires were considered together, approximately one third of patients had scores suggestive of an affective disorder and in one third of these it was persistent. Only 30 patients (43% of cases) were detected as 'cases' by both questionnaires and this finding warrants further investigation.
Affiliation:
Cancer Research Campaign Psychological Medicine Group, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Withington, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Psychiatric morbidity in patients with advanced cancer of the breast: prevalence measured by two self-rating questionnaires. 1991, 64 (2):349-52 Br. J. Cancer
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
Aug-1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/109895
PubMed ID:
1892762
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-0920
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHopwood, Penelopeen
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Anthonyen
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-18T15:42:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-18T15:42:09Z-
dc.date.issued1991-08-
dc.identifier.citationPsychiatric morbidity in patients with advanced cancer of the breast: prevalence measured by two self-rating questionnaires. 1991, 64 (2):349-52 Br. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn0007-0920-
dc.identifier.pmid1892762-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/109895-
dc.description.abstractTwo hundred and twenty-two women with advanced cancer of the breast were asked to complete two previously validated self-assessment questionnaires (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist (RSCL) in order to determine the prevalence and persistence of affective disorders in this group of patients. Fifty-six (27%) of 211 women who completed the HADS and 33 (22%) of 204 who completed the RSCL rated as probable cases of an anxiety state and/or depressive illness. One hundred and fifty-five patients completed the questionnaires again 1-3 months later. Twenty-one (13%) were persistently anxious or depressed as judged by the HADS compared with 14 (10%) on the RSCL. When both questionnaires were considered together, approximately one third of patients had scores suggestive of an affective disorder and in one third of these it was persistent. Only 30 patients (43% of cases) were detected as 'cases' by both questionnaires and this finding warrants further investigation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subject.meshAnxiety Disorders-
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshDepression-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSelf Assessment (Psychology)-
dc.titlePsychiatric morbidity in patients with advanced cancer of the breast: prevalence measured by two self-rating questionnaires.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCancer Research Campaign Psychological Medicine Group, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Withington, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Canceren
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