Anxiety and distress during active surveillance for early prostate cancer
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Urologie , Volume 18 - Issue 1 p. 9- 16
Patients on active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer may experience feelings of anxiety and distress while living with 'untreated' cancer. These feelings were quantified, compared to reference scores, and associated with various psychological, medical, demographic, and decision-related factors. Extended questionnaires consisting of mostly validated measures were sent to 150 patients. Mainly favorable levels of anxiety and distress were seen. A neurotic personality score and poor physical health were associated with unfavorable scores.
|Active surveillance, Prostate cancer, Quality of life, Treatment decision, Watchful waiting|
|Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Urologie|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
van den Bergh, R.C.N, Essink-Bot, M.L.E, Roobol-Bouts, M.J, Wolters, T, Schröder, F.H, Bangma, C.H, & Steyerberg, E.W. (2010). Anxiety and distress during active surveillance for early prostate cancer. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Urologie, 18(1), 9–16. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/84465