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Who benefits from a psychosocial counselling versus educational intervention to improve psychological quality of life in prostate cancer survivors?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23045995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We examined selected survivor characteristics to determine what factors might moderate the response to two psychosocial interventions.
DESIGN: Seventy-one prostate cancer survivors (PCSs) were randomly assigned to either a telephone-delivered health education (THE) intervention or a telephone-delivered interpersonal counselling (TIP-C) intervention.
MEASURES: Psychological quality of life (QOL) outcomes included depression, negative and positive affect, and perceived stress.
RESULTS: For three of the psychological outcomes (depression, negative affect and stress), there were distinct advantages from participating in THE. For example, more favourable depression outcomes occurred when men were older, had lower prostate specific functioning, were in active chemotherapy, had lower social support from friends and lower cancer knowledge. Participating in the TIP-C provided a more favourable outcome for positive affect when men had higher education, prostate specific functioning, social support from friends and cancer knowledge.
CONCLUSION: Unique survivor characteristics must be considered when recommending interventions that might improve psychological QOL in PCSs. Future research must examine who benefits most and from what components of psychosocial interventions to enable clinicians to recommend appropriate psychosocial care.
Terry A Badger; Chris Segrin; Aurelio J Figueredo; Joanne Harrington; Kate Sheppard; Stacey Passalacqua; Alice Pasvogel; Maria Bishop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology & health     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1476-8321     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Health     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-15     Completed Date:  2013-06-06     Revised Date:  2014-03-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807983     Medline TA:  Psychol Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  336-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Counseling / methods*
Depression / etiology
Health Education / methods*
Middle Aged
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Prostatic Neoplasms / psychology*
Quality of Life / psychology*
Stress, Psychological / etiology
Survivors / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
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