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Table 2 Algorithm for patient allocation to Intervention

From: A randomised trial of a psychosocial intervention for cancer patients integrated into routine care: the PROMPT study (promoting optimal outcomes in mood through tailored psychosocial therapies)

DT1 score <4 DT1 score 4 or greater
No risk factors + risk factors2
HADS3 < 8
+/- risk factors2
HADS3 < 8
+/- risk factors2
HADS3 8-21
+/- risk factors2
HADS3 22 or greater
Usual care Low-intensity Intervention
Patient self-directed
resource suite only
Medium-
intensity
Intervention
Tailored
psychosocial
Intervention
delivered by
trained Health
Professional
Specialised
Treatment
with an
appropriately
qualified
practitioner
via a pre-defined
clinical pathway
  1. DT1: Distress Thermometer
  2. Risk Factors2: Risk factors as identified in the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre Psychosocial Checklist (PSCL)
  3. HADS3: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale