46P - The Huaxi Emotional-Distress Index: An instrument for screening distress in Chinese inpatients with lung cancer

Date 15 April 2016
Event European Lung Cancer Conference 2016 (ELCC) 2016
Session Poster lunch
Topics Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer
Thoracic Malignancies
Presenter Rujun Zheng
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2016) 11 (supplement 4): S57-S166. S1556-0864(16)X0004-4
Authors R. Zheng1, Y. Fu1, Q. Xiang1, Y. Shi2, J. Li1, C. Yu1
  • 1Department Of Thoracic Oncology, West China Hospital, Huaxi, Sichuan University, 610041 - Chengdu/CN
  • 2Department Of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Huaxi, Sichuan University, 610041 - Chengdu/CN

Abstract

Background

We examined the criterion-related validation of the Huaxi Emotional-distress Index (HEI) for screening distress in patients with lung cancer. This study also focused on the cutoff score and the influence of factors of the level of distress using the Huaxi Emotional-distress Index (HEI) relative to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).

Methods

In the cross-sectional study, the HEI was tested against the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) for its sensitivity and specificity in 364 newly diagnosed patients with lung cancer.

Results

Two hundred and thirty-three (64%) lung cancer patients experienced overall distress on the HADS, with 175 (48%) suffering from anxiety and 156 (43%) experiencing depression. HEI was significantly correlated with the HADS-total (T) (r = 0.86, p 

Conclusions

Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) findings provide initial support that HEI is efficacious for screening for distress in patients with lung cancer. Nearly two third of patients with lung cancer exceeded cutoff values for distress in our study.

Clinical trial identification

The Ethics Committee of the West China Hospital approved the study.

Legal entity responsible for the study

West China Hospital, Huaxi, Sichuan University

Funding

West China Hospital, Huaxi, Sichuan University

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.