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The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and a single screening question as screening tools for depressive disorder in Dutch advanced cancer patients

Warmenhoven, Franca; van Rijswijk, Eric; Engels, Yvonne; Kan, Cornelis; Prins, Judith; Van Weel, Chris; Vissers, Kris C.

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Purpose: Depression is highly prevalent in advanced cancer patients, but the diagnosis of depressive disorder in patients with advanced cancer is difficult. Screening instruments could facilitate diagnosing depressive disorder in patients with advanced cancer. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and a single screening question as screening tools for depressive disorder in advanced cancer patients. Methods: Patients with advanced...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80626
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-010-1082-8

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