Use of psychosocial support services among male Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer patients.

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Journal Article

The authors describe use of psychosocial services within +/- 3 months of diagnosis among male colorectal cancer (CRC) patients treated within the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. Analysis included 1,199 patients with CRC treated at 27 VA medical centers primarily diagnosed between the periods 2005 to 2007. Of the patients, 78.6% received some form of psychosocial support, including 50.5% social work, 58.9% chaplain, 6.2% psychologist, 7.1% psychiatry, 3.5% mental health nurse, and 4.4% other. Logistic regression results indicate that rectal cancer patients were less likely to receive psychosocial services (odds ratio = .65, 95% confidence interval [0.43, 0.97]). The majority of patients in the VA receive some type of psychosocial service at the time of CRC diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamilton, NS; Jackson, GL; Abbott, DH; Zullig, LL; Provenzale, D

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 242 - 253

PubMed ID

  • 21590571

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21590571

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-7586

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07347332.2011.563346

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States