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The Distress Thermometer is a simple checklist assessment technique used in cancer care and other area of physical health. It is a rapid-screening measure with a 0–10 visual analogue scale, in the form of a thermometer labeled with "No Distress" at 0, "Moderate Distress" at the midpoint, and "Extreme Distress" at 10. The person can indicate their level of distress on the scale. Supplementary questions covering various areas of distress (eg family problems, physical problemscan then be covered. The tool swwas developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) in the US.
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