Reliability and validity study of the PROMIS measures with underserved lung cancer and head-and-neck cancer patients, A
Higher incidence of cancer diagnosis, death, and psychosocial distress are present among traditionally underserved and marginalized populations in the United States. High mortality rates and physical pain are associated with lung cancer and head and neck cancer due to less favorable treatment outcomes and later stage diagnosis that is typical with these types of cancer, and these high rates are observed more often in populations of patients who are identified as underserved. These physical symptoms are coupled with increased psychological distress throughout the course of treatment for underserved ...
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