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Screening for psychological distress in newly diagnosed cancer patients

Blandford, Karen Gwendolene


The present research explored screening for psychosocial distress in newly diagnosed cancer patients. In particular this research examined the use of the Distress Thermometer, the SPHERE-SF12, the DASS-42, and the SCNS in screening for psychosocial distress in this population. The utility of the Distress Thermometer was compared against the SPHERE-SF12, in terms of both instruments ability to detect psychological distress 'caseness'. The utility of the SPHERE-SF12 was also explored in terms of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (DPsych(Clinical))
DOI: 10.25911/5d5fcb1c90a39


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