Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1297–1304 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3953-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE The impact of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment decision-making on health-related quality of life before treatment onset 1 2 3 Maarten Cuypers & Romy E. D. Lamers & Erik B. Cornel & 4,5,6 7 2 Lonneke V. van de Poll-Franse & Marieke de Vries & Paul J. M. Kil Received: 3 November 2016 /Accepted: 30 October 2017 /Published online: 10 November 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract tigue, constipation, and prostate-specific symptoms. Objective The objective of this study is to test if patients’ Sexual activity and functioning improved. Baseline health-related quality of life (HRQoL) declines after pros- HRQoL scores were unrelated to the selection of a partic- tate biopsy to detect Pca, and after subsequent treatment ular treatment, but for patients who chose a curative treat- decision-making in case Pca is confirmed, and to test ment, post-decision HRQoL showed a greater decline whether personality state and traits are associated with compared to patients who chose active surveillance. these potential changes in HRQoL. Optimism was associated with HRQoL at baseline; deci- Methods Patients who were scheduled for prostate biopsy to sional self-efficacy was positively associated with
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Published: Nov 10, 2017
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