Critical appraisal:Néron S, Correa JA, Dajczman E, Kasymjanova G, Kreisman H, Small D 2007

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Néron S, Correa JA, Dajczman E, Kasymjanova G, Kreisman H, Small D. Screening for depressive symptoms in patients with unresectable lung cancer. Support Care Cancer 2007 Oct;15(10):1207-12 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17879108.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

case series

Number of Patients:

49


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

III-3

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: The study had a clearly formulated question and sued validated measures. However there were high drop out rates, small numbers, no controls


Size of effect
1 Reason for decision: self-reported depression was significantly lower compared with health professional detected depression
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: semi-structured clinical interview is more effective than self-administed measures in detecting depression
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Dr Natasha Michael MBChB MRCP MRCGP MSC


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Article
Néron S, Correa JA, Dajczman E, Kasymjanova G, Kreisman H, Small D. Screening for depressive symptoms in patients with unresectable lung cancer. Support Care Cancer 2007 Oct;15(10):1207-12 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17879108.
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User:Natasha.michael
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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