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Does routine psychological screening of newly diagnosed rural cancer patients lead to better patient outcomes? Results of a pilot study

Thewes, Belinda; Butow, Phyllis; Stuart-Harris, Robin


Background: Few studies have reported on the impact of screening on patient outcomes or clinical practice and research describing the implementation of psychosocial screening in rural services is scarce. . Aims: This study investigated the feasibility and utility of a psychological screening program in Australian rural oncology clinics. . Subjects & methods: A total of 83 newly diagnosed adult cancer patients, seen at one of three rural outpatient oncology clinics participated in this study. ....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Rural Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2009.01087.x


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