Jane Walker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The third symptom management research trial in oncology (SMaRT oncology-3): a randomised trial to determine the efficacy of adding a complex intervention for major depressive disorder (depression care for people with lung cancer) to usual care, compared t
    Jane Walker
    Cancer Research UK, The University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, UK
    Trials 10:92. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Thoughts of death and suicide reported by cancer patients who endorsed the "suicidal thoughts" item of the PHQ-9 during routine screening for depression
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Psychosomatics 52:424-7. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: symptoms not associated with disease: an unmet public health challenge
    Jane Walker
    Department of Psychological Medicine and Symptoms Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:477-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Performance of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale as a screening tool for major depressive disorder in cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine and Symptoms Research Group, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:83-91. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Depression Care for People with Cancer: a collaborative care intervention
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:436-41. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Better off dead: suicidal thoughts in cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH10 5HF
    J Clin Oncol 26:4725-30. 2008
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. pmc The second Symptom Management Research Trial in Oncology (SMaRT Oncology-2): a randomised trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding a complex intervention for major depressive disorder to usual care for cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Trials 10:18. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Sleep problems in cancer patients: prevalence and association with distress and pain
    Neelom Sharma
    Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychooncology 21:1003-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Pain in patients attending a specialist cancer service: prevalence and association with emotional distress
    Mark O'Connor
    Psychological Medicine Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:29-38. 2012

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  1. pmc The third symptom management research trial in oncology (SMaRT oncology-3): a randomised trial to determine the efficacy of adding a complex intervention for major depressive disorder (depression care for people with lung cancer) to usual care, compared t
    Jane Walker
    Cancer Research UK, The University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, UK
    Trials 10:92. 2009
    ..Secondary outcomes include severity of anxiety, pain and fatigue; self-rated improvement of depression; quality of life and satisfaction with depression care. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current controlled trials ISRCTN75905964...
  2. doi request reprint Thoughts of death and suicide reported by cancer patients who endorsed the "suicidal thoughts" item of the PHQ-9 during routine screening for depression
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Psychosomatics 52:424-7. 2011
    ..The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is widely used to screen patients for depression. It includes an item that asks about thoughts of death and hurting yourself (Item-9)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: symptoms not associated with disease: an unmet public health challenge
    Jane Walker
    Department of Psychological Medicine and Symptoms Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:477-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Performance of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale as a screening tool for major depressive disorder in cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine and Symptoms Research Group, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:83-91. 2007
    ..2) To determine the sensitivity and specificity of various HADS cut-off scores. (3) To recommend an optimal HADS cut-off score for use in this population...
  5. doi request reprint Depression Care for People with Cancer: a collaborative care intervention
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:436-41. 2009
    ..This article describes the design and delivery of DCPC as given in the SMaRT Oncology trials...
  6. doi request reprint Better off dead: suicidal thoughts in cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH10 5HF
    J Clin Oncol 26:4725-30. 2008
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of such thoughts in cancer outpatients and which patients are most likely to have them...
  7. doi request reprint 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...
  8. pmc The second Symptom Management Research Trial in Oncology (SMaRT Oncology-2): a randomised trial to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding a complex intervention for major depressive disorder to usual care for cancer patients
    Jane Walker
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Trials 10:18. 2009
    ..2) Depression Care for People with Cancer as a supplement to usual care will cost more than usual care alone but will be more cost effective in achieving improvements in patients' depression and quality of life...
  9. doi request reprint Sleep problems in cancer patients: prevalence and association with distress and pain
    Neelom 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...
  10. doi request reprint Pain in patients attending a specialist cancer service: prevalence and association with emotional distress
    Mark 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...
  11. doi request reprint 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...
  12. doi request reprint Screening for major depression in cancer outpatients: the diagnostic accuracy of the 9-item patient health questionnaire
    Parvez 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...
  13. doi request reprint Patient and general practitioner preferences for the treatment of depression in patients with cancer: how, who, and where?
    Laura Hodges
    Psychological Medicine Research, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    J Psychosom Res 67:399-402. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine and compare patient and general practitioner (GP) preferences for the treatment of depression in patients with cancer...
  14. doi request reprint Measuring improvement in depression in cancer patients: a 50% drop on the self-rated SCL-20 compared with a diagnostic interview
    Mark 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)...
  15. doi request reprint Management of depression for people with cancer (SMaRT oncology 1): a randomised trial
    Vanessa Strong
    University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, UK
    Lancet 372:40-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to assess the efficacy and cost of a nurse-delivered complex intervention that was designed to treat major depressive disorder in patients who have cancer...
  16. doi request reprint Treatment of depression in people with lung cancer: a systematic review
    Jane Walker
    Psychological Medicine Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
    Lung Cancer 79:46-53. 2013
    ..Evidence from randomised trials is urgently required...
  17. doi request reprint The problems reported by cancer patients with major depression
    Annet 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)...
  18. doi request reprint What is a psychological intervention? A metareview and practical proposal
    Laura J Hodges
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Psychooncology 20:470-8. 2011
    ..We, therefore, aimed to determine how the term 'psychological intervention' has been defined and used to group and compare interventions in reviews of cancer care...
  19. doi request reprint Effects of the selective progesterone receptor modulator asoprisnil on uterine artery blood flow, ovarian activity, and clinical symptoms in patients with uterine leiomyomata scheduled for hysterectomy
    Julia Wilkens
    Centre for Reproductive Biology, University of Edinburgh, The Queen s Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:4664-71. 2008
    ..The primary objectives of this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study included evaluation of the effect of asoprisnil on uterine artery blood flow. Furthermore, we assessed effects of asoprisnil on leiomyoma symptoms...
  20. ncbi request reprint Screening for familial ovarian cancer: failure of current protocols to detect ovarian cancer at an early stage according to the international Federation of gynecology and obstetrics system
    Diane Stirling
    Macmillan Nurse Specialist in Genetics, Southeast of Scotland Clinical Genetic Services, Western General Hospital, Crewe Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU Scotland
    J Clin Oncol 23:5588-96. 2005
    ..To assess the effectiveness of annual ovarian cancer screening (transvaginal ultrasound and serum CA-125 estimation) in detecting presymptomatic ovarian cancer in women at increased genetic risk...
  21. ncbi request reprint Working together: a qualitative study of effective group formation amongst GPs during a cost-driven prescribing initiative
    Jane Walker
    Institute of General Practice, School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK
    Fam Pract 21:552-8. 2004
    ..We present data from an evaluation of a cost-driven GP group prescribing initiative which fitted within Tuckman's framework of how groups become established, function and bring about changes to produce outcomes...
  22. pmc Prescribing costs and patterns: authors' response
    Jane Walker
    Br J Gen Pract 52:587. 2002