ePOS - electronic psycho-oncological screening
What is it about?
Not only guidelines and criteria for certification of cancer centres demand a distress screening but it is also a feasible possibility to steer psycho-oncological pathways. Up to now quite different instruments are recommended.
Why is it important?
This study shows that recommended screening instruments to assess patients' distress measure quite different things. It also shows that the assessment of a "subjective need" is relevant as it adds important information which seems not to be covered by screening instruments.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Norbert Schäffeler