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Screening Instruments 

Screening Instruments
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Screening Instruments
Author(s):

William F. Pirl

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199988730.003.0001
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date: 30 May 2020

Screening for psychosocial distress has become a standard required by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Many instruments have been developed to assess psychosocial distress and its subtypes in cancer patients. This chapter provides a guide to these instruments. This chapter is organized according the NCCN Distress algorithm, starting with a single-item tool to rapidly assess general psychosocial distress and then focusing on more specific areas of distress as the clinical evaluation proceeds.

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