Prevalence, Severity, and Correlates of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression at the Very End of Life
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
Health Services for the Aged
Mental Health Services
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.