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dc.contributor.authorMcDowell, ME
dc.contributor.authorOcchipinti, S
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, RA
dc.contributor.authorChambers, SK
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T01:30:28Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T01:30:28Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-09T22:58:38Z
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.3312
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55450
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine prevalence and predictors of cancer-specific distress in undiagnosed men with and without a family history of prostate cancer, and to examine the contribution of perceptions of an affected relative's cancer experience on the distress of unaffected male relatives. Methods: Men with a first degree relative with prostate cancer (n = 207) and men without a family history (n = 239) from Australia completed a Computer Assisted Telephone Interview. Participants completed the Prostate Cancer Anxiety Subscale of the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer, measures of perceived risk, and socio-demographic information. Men with a family history provided details about their family history (number of relatives diagnosed with and dead from prostate cancer, relationship to affected relative, months since diagnosis) and reported their perceptions of their affected relative's prostate cancer experience including perceptions of threat related to the relative's diagnosis and perceived treatment phase and prognosis. Results: Cancer-specific distress was low for all men and there was no significant difference in the distress experienced by men with and without a family history. Regression analyses showed that for all men, cancer-specific distress increased with urinary symptoms and decreased in those with higher education and in older participants. For men with a family history, having a relative who died from prostate cancer and perceiving greater threat from a relative's diagnosis was associated with greater cancer-specific distress. Conclusions: Interventions would benefit from examining appraisals of familial risk and examining prospective assessments of distress in the unaffected male relatives of men with prostate cancer over the course of the cancer trajectory.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2496
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2504
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsycho-Oncology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titlePrevalence and predictors of cancer specific distress in men with a family history of prostate cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorOcchipinti, Stefano
gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorMcDowell, Michelle E.


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