Journal article

Predictors of psychosocial distress 12 months after diagnosis with early and advanced prostate cancer

Jeremy W Couper, Anthony W Love, Gillian M Duchesne, Sidney Bloch, Michelle Macvean, Judy V Dunai, Marita Scealy, Anthony Costello, David W Kissane

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

ObjectiveTo assess psychosocial distress in patients with early (localised) and advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer (PCA) at diagnosis (Time 1) and 12 months later (Time 2), and identify psychosocial factors predictive of later distress.Design, participants and settingObservational, prospective study of 367 men with early (211) or advanced (156) PCA recruited as consecutive attendees at clinics at seven public hospitals and practices in metropolitan Melbourne between 1 April 2001 and 30 December 2005. Both groups completed questionnaires at Time 1 and Time 2.Main outcome measuresHealth-related quality of life as assessed by the Short Form 36-item Health Survey; psychological distress, incl..

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