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The initial development of an item bank to assess and screen for psychological distress in cancer patients.

Abstract:

Psychological distress is a common problem among cancer patients. Despite the large number of instruments that have been developed to assess distress, their utility remains disappointing. This study aimed to use Rasch models to develop an item-bank which would provide the basis for better means of assessing psychological distress in cancer patients.An item bank was developed from eight psychological distress questionnaires using Rasch analysis to link common items. Items from the questionnair...

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10.1002/pon.1117

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Velikova, G More by this author
Wright, EP More by this author
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Journal:
Psycho-oncology
Volume:
16
Issue:
8
Pages:
724-732
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1099-1611
ISSN:
1057-9249
URN:
uuid:c3431b70-93cc-4def-9188-b364cd1afbc6
Source identifiers:
175870
Local pid:
pubs:175870

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