Is the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) useful in assessing depression in palliative care?

Holtom, N.; Barraclough, J.
May 2000
Palliative Medicine;May2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p219
Academic Journal
Evaluates the impact of using the Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale (HADS) in the setting of a palliative care unit on recognition and treatment of depression in Reading, England. Association of use of HADS with increased prescription of antidepressants; Acceptability to patients; Benefits of using HADS.


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