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The role of comorbid depression on frequency of provider visits and stage of diagnosis of melanoma patients

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The role of comorbid depression on frequency of provider visits and stage of diagnosis of melanoma patients
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Matari
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Joulia
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Joulia Matari
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Frederick
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Srinivasan
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Shankar
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Gohel
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Rutgers University
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School of Health Professions
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2019-08
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English
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Depression has been cited by multiple sources to worsen outcomes of patients with melanoma. There have been exhaustive studies that have provided correlative and implicative evidence that comorbid depression leads to worse outcomes for melanoma patients. These reasons include poor adherence to follow-up care, initial diagnosis occurring at a later stage, among others. However, there have been few studies that have been able to quantify these relationships. This study quantified these observations via retrospective cohort data and found that melanoma patients with depression and higher PHQ4 scores presented to their healthcare providers with higher frequency and that melanoma patients with depression were more likely to be unmarried and white. However, no difference was found in regards to stage of malignancy at time of initial diagnosis among melanoma patients with and without depression. Therefore, this study identifies an inefficiency in healthcare provided to this subset of melanoma patients and advises healthcare providers to consider providing screening or referrals to specialists.
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Biomedical Informatics
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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Melanoma -- Patients -- Psychology
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Depression, Mental
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