Course and predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder in a cohort of psychologically distressed patients with cancer: A 4-year follow-up study.
- Caryn Mei Hsien Chan,
- Chong Guan Ng,
- Nur Aishah Taib,
- Lei Hum Wee,
- Edward Krupat,
- Fremonta Meyer
Cancer 2017 Nov 20. Epub 2017 Nov 20.
Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.
Background: Scant evidence exists on the long-term course of cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is among the few studies worldwide, and the first in the South-East Asian region, to prospectively evaluate PTSD in patients with cancer using gold-standard clinical interviews. The objective of the study was to assess the course and predictors of PTSD in adult patients with cancer in a South-East Asian population. Read More