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dc.contributor.authorSteginga, SK
dc.contributor.authorOcchipinti, S
dc.contributor.editorRobert M. Kaplan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:50:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:50:22Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T04:40:10Z
dc.identifier.issn0278-6133
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://content2.apa.org/journals/hea/25/2/135
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom135
dc.relation.ispartofpageto143
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleDispositional Optimism as a Predictor of Men's Decision-Related Distress After Localized Prostate Cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
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.
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorOcchipinti, Stefano
gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.


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