ADJUSTment Disorder in Cancer Patients: Effectiveness and Cost-Utility of Tailored Psychological Treatment (ADJUST-study, work package 2).



The primary objective was to investigate the effectiveness of a tailored psychological intervention on psychological distress compared to a waitlist control group in cancer patients with an adjustment disorder. Secondary objectives were to investigate the effectiveness of the tailored psychological intervention on adjustment to cancer and quality of life, and to investigate the cost-utility, and the budget impact of this tailored psychological intervention. Data was collected at baseline, 3 months follow-up and 6 months follow-up. The collected data comprises: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC), European Organization on Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30), iMTA Medical Consumption Questionnaire (iMCQ,), iMTA Productivity Costs Questionnaire (iPCQ) EuroQoL-5 dimensions (EQ-5D-5L), socio-demographic and clinical characteristics and characteristics of the health care professional who gave the intervention.
Date made available2022
PublisherVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Temporal coverage1 Jan 2020 - 31 May 2021
Date of data production9 Apr 2019 - 5 Dec 2022
Geographical coverageNetherlands


  • cancer patients
  • cancer survivors
  • RCT
  • psychological treatment
  • effectiveness
  • budget impact
  • adjustment disorder
  • psycho-oncology

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