Implementing a Distress Screening Program in a Thoracic Surgery Service

ConclusionsA high percentage of patients referred for thoracic surgery required psychological intervention. The best instrument to identify those patients requiring psychological care, taking a psychological interview as the criterion variable, was the total HADS score. This test is brief, simple and well accepted by patients; it is easy to implement within a thoracic surgery service and has a good diagnostic accuracy.ResumenIntroducciónEl objetivo del presente estudio es examinar la precisión diagnóstica de los test de cribado utilizados para detectar la necesidad de atención psicológica en pacientes remitidos para cirugía torácica.MétodosSe evaluó la presencia de malestar emocional en un total de 105 pacientes remitidos para cirugía torácica por medio de la entrevista clínica psicológica (variable criterio). Los métodos de cribado utilizados fueron: el juicio del médico (sí/no), la Escala Hospitalaria de Ansiedad y Depresión (HADS), la pregunta única para evaluar depresión «¿se siente usted deprimido?» (DEPQ) (1-5) y la pregunta única para medir ansiedad «¿se siente ansioso?» (AAANS) (1-5).ResultadosDe acuerdo con la entrevista entrevista clínica psicológica, el 34% de los pacientes fueron casos clínicos que requerían intervención psicológica. La puntuaci&oa...
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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