Changes in your life after cancer treatment (ADJUST-study, work package 1).



The purpose of the ADJUST-study was to estimate the prevalence of an adjustment disorder (work package 1) and the uptake of a treatment for adjustment disorder and its associated factors in a mixed cancer population (work package 2). This dataset includes filled in questionnaires of 2500 patients. Inclusion criteria were: age ≥ 18 years (no upper age limit), diagnosed with cancer (all types and stages, except non-melanoma skin cancer) and being after the end of primary cancer treatment with curative or palliative intent. The collected data comprises: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Checklist Individual Strength (CIS), Distress thermometer and problem list, socio-demographic and clinical characteristics, information on the presence or absence of an adjustment disorder and characteristics of the health care professional who conducted the diagnostic interview.
Date made available2022
PublisherVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Temporal coverage10 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2021
Date of data production1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2021


  • cancer patients
  • cancer survivors
  • HADS
  • CIS
  • Distress Thermometer
  • adjustment disorder
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • treatment uptake
  • psycho-oncology

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