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Is psychological distress in people living with cancer related to the fact of diagnosis, current treatment or level of disability? Findings from a larger Australian study

Banks, Emily; Byles, Julie; Gibson, Richard; Latz, Isabel; Robinson, Ian A; Williamson, Anna B; Jorm, Louisa; Rodgers, Bryan


Objective: To investigate whether the observed elevated levels of psychological distress in cancer survivors relate specifically to aspects of cancer diagnosis, to treatment or to disability. Design, participants and setting: Self-reported questionnaire data on demographic, health and lifestyle factors and mental health from 89 574 Australian men and women aged 45 years or older, sampled from the Medicare database for the 45 and Up Study from 1 February 2006 to 30 April 2008. Logistic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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