Age-specific norms and determinants of anxiety and depression in 731 women with breast cancer recruited through a population-based cancer registry

Osborne, R. H., Elsworth, G. R. and Hopper, J. L. 2003, Age-specific norms and determinants of anxiety and depression in 731 women with breast cancer recruited through a population-based cancer registry, European journal of cancer, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 755-762.


Title Age-specific norms and determinants of anxiety and depression in 731 women with breast cancer recruited through a population-based cancer registry
Author(s) Osborne, R. H.
Elsworth, G. R.
Hopper, J. L.
Journal name European journal of cancer
Volume number 39
Issue number 6
Start page 755
End page 762
Total pages 8
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2003-04
ISSN 0959-8049
Summary The aim of this study was to determine population norms and determinants of anxiety and depression in a population-based sample of 731 women with breast cancer (aged 23–60 years) with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS). The prevalence of ‘probable’ psychological morbidity due to anxiety was 23% and due to depression was 3%. When the women identified as ‘possible’ cases were included, the respective proportions were 45 and 12%. Higher anxiety was present in younger, less educated women not born in Australia. There was no clear pattern of risk factors for depression. These population-based findings highlight the need for clinicians to be aware that age, education and country of birth may identify a particularly vulnerable subgroup. While brief scales such as the HADS are limited in their ability to accurately predict a clinical diagnosis, high scores identify those who may warrant referral for clinical evaluation.
Language eng
Field of Research 111202 Cancer Diagnosis
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025457

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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