Prevalence, Severity, and Correlates of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression at the Very End of Life Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Mass Screening
  • Mental Health Services
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Primary Health Care


  • Psychological symptom management at the very EOL is essential to providing comprehensive hospice care. Our study revealed that nearly half of all home hospice patients experience moderate-to-severe symptoms of anxiety and/or depression in the last week of life. Future research is needed to improve psychological symptom management at the very EOL to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families.

publication date

  • January 2019



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.04.012

PubMed ID

  • 31004771

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