Screening for depression in people with cancer: the accuracy of the hospital anxiety and depression scale

Research paper by Rachel Morse, Kate Kendell, Stephen Barton

Indexed on: 18 Mar '16Published on: 09 Nov '06Published in: Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing


The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) [Zigmond, A.S., and Snaith, R.P., 1983. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Acta Psychiatrica Scandanavia 67, 361–370] is the most widely used instrument in oncology settings, however, its accuracy as a screening tool for minor and major depression is unclear.