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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorWells, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorLaakso, Liisaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:08:07Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:08:07Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-01T22:38:05Z
dc.identifier.issn09615423en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01225.xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41122
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated coping and quality of life in men with prostate cancer (n= 105, 48-86 years of age) and their partners (n= 85, 48-84 years). Participants completed the Abbreviated Dyadic Adjustment Scale, Brief COPE, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) and open-ended questions on appraisal and coping. Multivariate analyses showed that better quality of life was associated with higher education levels (role functioning and fatigue), lower avoidant coping (emotional, social, and physical functioning and fatigue), and higher relationship satisfaction (emotional functioning). Use of medication or combined treatments was associated with worse physical and role functioning. Partners reported similar quality of life for patients as the patient ratings, except that partners reported patients' emotional functioning as significantly worse and social functioning as significantly better than the patients' own ratings. Patients and partners reported both positive and negative aspects to prostate cancer, and mentioned a range of coping strategies. Similarities between patients and partners in their responses to prostate cancer were identified using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Some differences within dyads were also noted and previous suggestions to incorporate partners and significant others in education and treatment were supported.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom237en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto247en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106en_US
dc.titleCoping in men with prostate cancer and their partners: a quantitative and qualitative studyen_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.copyrightCopyright 2011 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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