Journal article

Cognitive existential couple therapy (CECT) in men and partners facing localised prostate cancer: a randomised controlled trial

Jeremy Couper, Anna Collins, Sidney Bloch, Annette Street, Gillian Duchesne, Tessa Jones, James Olver, Anthony Love

BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of cognitive existential couple therapy (CECT) for relationship function, coping, cancer distress and mental health in men with localised prostate cancer and in their partners. PATIENTS SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was conducted with 62 couples randomly assigned to the six-session CECT programme or care as usual. The couple's relationship function (primary outcome), and coping, cancer distress and mental health (secondary outcomes) were evaluated at T0 (baseline), T1 (after treatment) and T2 (9 months from T0). A repeated-measures analysis of covariance model, which incorporated T0 measurements as a covariate, was used to compare trea..

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