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The association of depression and pain with health-related quality of life, disability, and health care use in cancer patients.

Kroenke K, Theobald D, Wu J, Loza JK, Carpenter JS, Tu W. The association of depression and pain with health-related quality of life, disability, and health care use in cancer patients. Journal of pain and symptom management. 2010 Sep 1; 40(3):327-41.

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Abstract:

Depression and pain are prevalent and disabling across a wide range of types and phases of cancer, commonly co-occur, and have additive adverse effects. Enhanced detection and management of this disabling symptom dyad is warranted.





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