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dc.contributor.authorChambers, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorOcchipinti, Stefanoen_US
dc.contributor.editorRobert M. Kaplanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:50:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:50:22Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T04:40:10Z
dc.identifier.issn02786133en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/11664
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated prospectively the relationship between optimism, threat appraisal, seeking support and information, cognitive avoidance, physical treatment side effects, and decision-related distress in 111 men with localized prostate cancer. Men were assessed at diagnosis and 2 and 12 months after treatment. Baseline decision-related distress predicted distress 2 and 12 months after treatment. Optimism was a significant prospective and concurrent predictor of decision-related distress, with the effect mediated by proximal cancer threat appraisal. Seeking support and information and cognitive avoidance were not associated with decision-related distress at any time point. For physical treatment side effects, concurrent urinary symptoms were predictive of decision-related distress 2 months after treatment. Results suggest that decision-related distress is generated by similar processes to that of the psychological distress that follows a cancer diagnosis. Screening for men with high decision-related distress for referral to in-depth decision support is suggested. Outcome expectations may present as a therapy target to increase the effectiveness of decisional support that is utility based.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://content2.apa.org/journals/hea/25/2/135en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom135en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto143en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380107en_US
dc.titleDispositional Optimism as a Predictor of Men's Decision-Related Distress After Localized Prostate Canceren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2006 American Psychological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.en_US
gro.date.issued2006
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