Evaluation of a screening programme for psychological distress in cancer survivors

Gabriella Morasso, Silvia Di Leo, Anita Caruso, Andrea Decensi, Monica Beccaro, Laura Berretta, Laura Bongiorno, Maurizio Cosimelli, Stefania Finelli, Gabriella Rondanina, Wissya Santoni, Vittoria Stigliano, Massimo Costantini

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Purpose: This study is aimed at evaluating the feasibility of a screening procedure for psychological distress in cancer survivors. Methods: Consecutive series of 339 cancer patients from three centres were requested to fill in two questionnaires measuring psychological distress (PDI) and social support (MOSS). Psychological intervention was offered to patients with significant degree of distress. Results: Most patients accepted to be screened (72.0%; n∈=∈244), and a subgroup (16.0%) showed high psychological distress. A higher ratio of distressed patients was observed among those with lower social support (P∈=∈0.017). A significant (P∈

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1545-1552
Number of pages8
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Cancer survivors
  • Psychological distress
  • Psychological intervention
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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    Morasso, G., Di Leo, S., Caruso, A., Decensi, A., Beccaro, M., Berretta, L., Bongiorno, L., Cosimelli, M., Finelli, S., Rondanina, G., Santoni, W., Stigliano, V., & Costantini, M. (2010). Evaluation of a screening programme for psychological distress in cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 18(12), 1545-1552. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-009-0777-1