Journal article

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

JW Couper, AW Love, GM Duchesne, S Bloch, M Macvean, JV Dunai, M Scealy, A Costello, DW Kissane

Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 2010

Abstract

Objective: To 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 setting: Observational, 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 measures: Health-related quality of life as assessed by the Short Form 36-item Health Survey; psychological distre..

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