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A growing recognition of the impact of distress on the quality of life and adherence to treatment of cancer patients has been documented. As a result, national guidelines and standards of care mandate providers to implement distress screening protocols to connect patients with psychosocial services. However, limited literature has examined whether distressed patients are referred to care and their needs addressed. This article assessed differences in rates of referral and psychosocial services by demographic factors, clinical characteristics, and distress severity. Potential predictors of these two outcomes were investigated.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of psychosocial oncology
Routine distress screening in United States oncology clinics has been mandatory since 2015.
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A specialty which deals with the interrelationship of physical, psychological, social, behavioral, and ethical aspects of cancer. Psycho-oncology examines the behavioral and psychosocial factors that may influence the course of the disease, cancer risk, prevention, and detection.
Functional, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual domains and needs of patients and families following life-threatening disease or events.
Strategy for the analysis of RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AS TOPIC that compares patients in the groups to which they were originally randomly assigned.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
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