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dc.contributor.authorHyde, Melissa K
dc.contributor.authorLegg, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorOcchipinti, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorLepore, Stephen J
dc.contributor.authorUgalde, Anna
dc.contributor.authorZajdlewicz, Leah
dc.contributor.authorLaurie, Kirstyn
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Suzanne K
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-04T12:32:14Z
dc.date.available2019-07-04T12:32:14Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.4617
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381338
dc.description.abstractObjective: Female partners of men with prostate cancer (PCa) experience heightened psychological distress; however, long‐term distress for this group is not well described. We examined partner's psychological and cancer‐specific distress over 2 years and predictors of change. Methods: A cohort of 427 female partners (63% response; mean age 62.6 y) of PCa survivors completed baseline (2‐4 y post‐PCa treatment) assessments of anxiety, depression, and cancer‐specific distress and were followed up at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Caregiver burden, threat and challenge appraisal, self‐efficacy, and dyadic adjustment were assessed as potential predictors of distress. Results: Over time, 23% to 25% of women reported anxiety; 8% to 11% depression; 5% to 6% high cancer‐specific distress. Higher caregiver burden and more threat appraisals were associated with increased distress, anxiety, depression, and cancer‐specific distress over time. Higher dyadic adjustment over time and more challenge appraisals at 24 months were associated with less distress, anxiety, and depression. Increased partner self‐efficacy was associated with lower distress and depression at baseline. Conclusions: A substantial subgroup of partners experience ongoing anxiety, with depression less prevalent but also persistent. Caregiver burden, partner self‐efficacy, threat, and challenge appraisals present as potential supportive care targets.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom946
dc.relation.ispartofpageto954
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsycho-Oncology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titlePredictors of long-term distress in female partners of men diagnosed with prostate cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorOcchipinti, Stefano
gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorHyde, Melissa K.
gro.griffith.authorLegg, Melissa A.
gro.griffith.authorDunn, Jeffrey
gro.griffith.authorLaurie, Kirsty


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