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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P048 The Risk Factors Associated With Psychological Distress in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):874-875. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.874-c

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla;

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md

Objectives: To study the prevalence of psychological distress in patients with head and neck cancers and to identify the specific stressors.

Design: In a cross-sectional study, patients in varying stages of the disease process completed the Basic Symptom Inventory (BSI) during outpatient registration.

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