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2019 Nov

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)



Cancer patient utilisation of psychological care in Germany: The role of attitudes towards seeking help.


Leppin N, Nagelschmidt K, Koch M, Riera-Knorrenschild J, Seifart C, Rief W, Barke A, von Blanckenburg P
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 Nov; 28(6):e13165.
PMID: 31571288.


Even if significantly distressed, many patients with cancer do not seek psychological help. There is growing evidence that attitudes are central barriers for help-seeking, and instruments to assess cancer patients' attitudes towards help-seeking are urgently needed. This study aimed to evaluate the German Attitudes towards Seeking Help after Cancer Scale (ASHCa-G) and investigated the relationship between patients' attitudes and psychological care utilisation.