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In recent years, there has been growing interest in using psychosocial assessment measures to routinely screen cancer patients in order to identify those individuals who are experiencing clinically signiﬁcant anxiety, depression and distress. These data can then be used to decide which patients might beneﬁt from further evaluation or referral to experts in psychosocial care. g. a diagnostic psychiatric interview). This chapter has provided detailed information from two recent systematic reviews about the screening performance of a number of relatively brief English language self-report instruments relative to ‘gold standard’ classiﬁcations based on established measures or clinician interviews.
Review,4 but a rating indicating only limited or inconsistent evidence of reliability in the Luckett et al. 2 received the highest possible rating. 4 were much more stringent and might discount evidence of acceptable reliability obtained in only a few studies. Validity Only one of the reviews evaluated validity as deﬁned in the classic psychometric sense. 4 considered the quality of the evidence for each instrument’s convergent, divergent, criterion and predictive validity with Englishspeaking cancer populations.
4 evaluated the psychometric characteristics of all the instruments identiﬁed using the studies retrieved. As noted above, the current chapter considers only those instruments from this review that were evaluated in more than one study with cancer patients. 2. 2 Summary of evaluative information for measures of anxiety, depression and distress. , 2010 2009 High Moderate 0 High 0 0 High 10 Moderate 0 Moderate Moderate Moderate 5 High 5 Moderate 5 Low Moderate 5 0 5 5 5 0 10 5 High High High 0 0 Moderate High Moderate Moderate Moderate High High Moderate High High 5 5 5 Low as instruments in which one third or more of the items were considered likely to be confounded by cancer or its treatment.