Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
- Screening for psychological distress in palliative care: performance of touch screen questionnaires compared with semistructured psychiatric interviewParvez Thekkumpurath
Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
J Pain Symptom Manage 38:597-605. 2009..The single-item DT is as good as longer screening tools, with an optimum cutoff of 5 in this population. Depressive disorders may be rarer in this population than commonly thought, in comparison to adjustment disorders...
- Screening for psychological distress in palliative care: a systematic reviewParvez Thekkumpurath
Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, St James s Universtiy Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
J Pain Symptom Manage 36:520-8. 2008..This review summarizes the evidence, the quality of this evidence, and future challenges to improve identification and management of distress in palliative care...
- Screening for major depression in cancer outpatients: the diagnostic accuracy of the 9-item patient health questionnaireParvez Thekkumpurath
Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Center, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Cancer 117:218-27. 2011..In this article, the authors report on the performance of the PHQ-9 as a screening instrument for major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with cancer...
- Sleep problems in cancer patients: prevalence and association with distress and painNeelom Sharma
Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Psychooncology 21:1003-9. 2012..We aimed to determine (i) the prevalence of sleep problems amongst outpatients of a cancer centre and (ii) the association with medical variables, emotional distress and pain...
- Pain in patients attending a specialist cancer service: prevalence and association with emotional distressMark O'Connor
Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
J Pain Symptom Manage 43:29-38. 2012..We know little about how many outpatients of a modern cancer center suffer from clinically significant unrelieved pain and the characteristics of these patients to guide better care...
- Monitoring symptoms at home: what methods would cancer patients be comfortable using?Annet Kleiboer
Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, EH10 5HF, UK
Qual Life Res 19:965-8. 2010..This study aimed to determine which methods of remote symptom assessment cancer outpatients would be comfortable using, including those involving information technology, and whether this varied with age and gender...
- Measuring improvement in depression in cancer patients: a 50% drop on the self-rated SCL-20 compared with a diagnostic interviewMark O'Connor
Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 2XR, Scotland, UK
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:334-6. 2010..e., percentage drops)...
- The problems reported by cancer patients with major depressionAnnet Kleiboer
Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Psychooncology 20:62-8. 2011..To describe the problems reported by people with cancer and major depressive disorder as elicited before starting problem-solving therapy (PST)...
- Screening for suicidality in cancer patients using Item 9 of the nine-item patient health questionnaire; does the item score predict who requires further assessment?Jane Walker
Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XR, UK
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:218-20. 2010..To determine whether a higher score on Item 9 of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (range zero to three) was more likely to indicate suicidality as determined at subsequent clinical interview in cancer outpatients...