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Measuring improvement in depression in cancer patients: a 50% drop on the self-rated SCL-20 compared with a diagnostic interview.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity of a 50% drop in the 20-item Symptom Checklist Depression Scale (SCL-20) score against the "gold standard" of no longer meeting criteria for major depression as assessed using a diagnostic interview in an outpatient cancer population and also to examine the validity of other potential cut-offs (i.e., percentage drops). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial which compared collaborative care with usual care for cancer pati...

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O'Connor, M More by this author
Butcher, I More by this author
Hansen, CH More by this author
Kleiboer, A More by this author
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Journal:
General hospital psychiatry
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
334-336
Publication date:
2010
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-7714
ISSN:
0163-8343
URN:
uuid:54c70c72-68d8-4355-ab36-73341b10bf36
Source identifiers:
178991
Local pid:
pubs:178991

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