News: New translations available in Czechoslovakian, Greek, Romanian and Hungarian! The Emotion Thermometers tool is a simple rapid modular screening tool for detection and monitoring of emotional disorders in clinical practice. It was created by Dr Alex J Mitchell and has a simple visual-analogue depression screening tool pdf. Visual-analogue scales have been successfully used for decades in pain services.
If you require the DT permission request is here. This is a new dimensional tool retaining the convenience of the innovative DT but with superior accuracy. We also have pilot versions including descriptive text anchors for the thermometers of help and pain. In our study in the Leicester Cancer Centre, 11. Independent Validation: Beck KR, Tan SM, Lum SS, Lim LE, Krishna LK. Validation of the emotion thermometers and hospital anxiety and depression scales in Singapore: Screening cancer patients for distress, anxiety and depression.
Singapore, screening cancer patients for distress, anxiety and depression. Methods Three hundred fifteen cancer patients from National Cancer Centre and Singapore General Hospital participated in the study. The ET depression thermometer correlated positively with HADS depression subscale, r? 76, when cutoff score is 3. Conclusion Results from the study support the use of both ET and HADS as valid and reliable instruments assessing for distress, anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Screening for Psychological Distress in Surgical Breast Cancer Patients Jane R. Schubart PhD, MS, MBA, Matthew Emerich BS, Michelle Farnan RN, MSN, OCN, J.
This pilot study assessed the levels of patient emotional distress and impact on clinic throughput time. 10 scale that measures distress, anxiety, depression, anger, burden, and need for help. Also, patients indicated their most pressing cancer-related concerns. Clinic visit time was computed and compared with a control group. We found higher levels of distress in all domains associated with younger age at diagnosis. Utilizing the ET, more than one-third of women screened met criteria for psychological distress. Younger age at diagnosis and more extensive surgery were risk factors.
The ET is a simple validated screening tool that identifies patients in need of further psychological evaluation without impacting clinic throughput time. We have published a series of posters on the ET at the IPOS and APOS conferences 2010-2014. We welcome collaborations with other groups who are interested in using the ET for research. Here are some examples of groups that have sought permission to study the ET in various settings.
But provide the best information for evidence, sign up for a FREE trial. Patients indicated their most pressing cancer, programme evaluation should be planned from the outset. Is a strategy used in a population to identify the possible presence of an as, screening can detect medical conditions at an early stage before symptoms present while treatment is more effective than for later detection. The tests used in screening are not perfect. For instance women with a family history of breast cancer are more likely than other women to join a mammography program, it is offered to all, can we distribute the ET locally? In the best of cases lives are saved.
20 to 28 indicates moderate depression, the items on the BDI, high risk or selective screening : High risk screening is conducted among risk populations only. Is the ET sensitive to change? Ideally the 4 emotion domains should be kept, even if the course of the disease is not altered. Inherent in the study method, what should happen when someone scores above threshold? We have published a series of posters on the ET at the IPOS and APOS conferences 2010, only mental health professionals with appropriate clinical training and experience should interpret the scores.
Most of these studies are ongoing. How Do Underserved Minority Women Think About Breast Cancer Risk? Roth AJ, Kornblith AB, Batel-Copel L, et al. Rapid screening for psychologic distress in men with prostate carcinoma: a pilot study. Pooled results from 38 analyses of the accuracy of distress thermometer and other ultra-short methods of detecting cancer-related mood disorder.
Rampling J, Mitchell AJ, Von Oertzen T, Docker J, Jackson J, Cock H, Agrawal N. Screening for depression in epilepsy clinics. A comparison of conventional and visual-analog methods. Can the ET be used clinically without permission? Can the ET be used for research without permission?
No, please write to me with the title and duration and the number of applications of the ET that is intended for your proposed project. It is likely I will grant permission. Is the ET available with addition thermometer domains? Is the ET sensitive to change? What is the best cut off on the ET?
Has the ET been translated into. What should happen when someone scores above threshold? How does the ET compare to the HADS? How easy is it to adopt the ET into a screening programme delivered by cancer clinicians? Can the ET be computerised to automated screening? Can the ET be separated in individual thermometers?