Diagnosis of a brain tumor represents psychological disorder of patients – an analysis in the first postoperative days with the Distress Thermometer and the Hornheide Screening Instrument

M. Renovanz, M. Haug, C. Würtenberger, M.N. Nadji-Ohl, G. Strittmatter & N. Hopf
Objective: In patients the diagnosis of a brain tumor and a planned operation can cause a large amount of psychosocial distress, which can have a variety of negative consequences on patients' physical and mental well-being. The detection of psychosocial distress in daily clinical routine is difficult[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]