Preliminary Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial of an Online Psychological Intervention to Reduce Distress in Men Treated for Localised Prostate Cancer
Addie C Wootten, Jo-Anne M Abbott, Denny Meyer, Katherine Chisholm, David W Austin, Britt Klein, Marita McCabe, Declan G Murphy, Anthony J Costello
EUROPEAN UROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) poses many emotional and physical challenges for men following treatment. The unmet support needs of these men are well documented, and access to psychosocial support remains problematic. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of an online psychological intervention for men who have localised PCa. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We undertook a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the intervention. Participants were randomly allocated to one of three conditions: My Road Ahead (MRA) alone (MRA Only), MRA plus access to an online forum (MRA+Forum), and access to the forum alone (Forum). INTERVENTION: The intervention was a 10-week self-guided online psycholog..View full abstract
This project was funded by a joint grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue, with funding also provided by Movember. The sponsors were involved in the design and conduct of the study and reviewed the manuscript.