Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1143–1150 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3935-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE The distress thermometer in survivors of gynaecological cancer: accuracy in screening and association with the need for person-centred support 1 2 3 4 Mette L. Olesen & Merete K. Hansen & Helena Hansson & Bent Ottesen & 2 3 Klaus K. Andersen & Vibeke Zoffmann Received: 18 March 2017 /Accepted: 16 October 2017 /Published online: 23 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract HADS as gold standard and receiver operating characteristic Purpose Unrecognised psychological distress among cancer curves. Associations between DT and HADS scores and the survivors may be identified using short screening tools. We number of conversations received were investigated. validated the accuracy of the distress thermometer (DT) to Results For screening of distress (HADS ≥ 15), a DT score detect psychological distress on the Hospital Anxiety and ≥ 2, had a sensitivity of 93% (95% CI 82–98%), a specificity Depression Scale (HADS) among early stage gynaecological of 40% (32–49%), and positive and negative predictive values cancer survivors and whether the women’s DT and HADS of 36% (28–45%), and 94% (84–98%), respectively; area un- scores were associated with the need of an individualised sup- der curve was 0.73 (0.64–0.81). Higher
Supportive Care in Cancer – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 23, 2017
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