Psychiatric morbidity and its screening in Turkish women with breast cancer: a comparison between the HADS and SCID tests

Oezalp E., Soyguer H., Cankurtaran E., Turhan L., Akbiyik D., Geyik P.

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, vol.17, no.7, pp.668-675, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pon.1286
  • Journal Name: PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.668-675
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Adjustment disorders (ADs) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are often the most prevalent psychiatric disorders among cancer patients. This study's objective was to determine the overall performance of Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) as a screening instrument in identifying cases of psychiatric morbidity such as ADs and MDD.