Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Martin-
dc.contributor.otherChambers, S.K.-
dc.contributor.otherFoley, E.-
dc.contributor.otherClutton, S.-
dc.contributor.otherMcDowell, R.-
dc.contributor.otherOcchipinti, S.-
dc.contributor.otherStockler, M.R.-
dc.contributor.otherLepore, S.J.-
dc.contributor.otherFrydenberg, M.-
dc.contributor.otherGardiner, R.A.-
dc.contributor.otherDavis, I.D.-
dc.contributor.otherSmith, D.P.-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To examine the extent to which mindfulness skills influence psychological distress and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in men with metastatic or castration-resistant biochemical progression of prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 190 men (46 % response; mean age 71 years, SD = 8.7, range 40-91 years) with advanced prostate cancer, assessed psychological and cancer-specific distress, HRQOL. Mindfulness skills were assessed as potential predictors of adjustment outcomes. RESULTS: Overall, 39 % of men reported high psychological distress. One third had accessed psychological support previously although only 10 % were under current psychological care. One quarter had accessed a prostate cancer support group in the past six months. Higher HRQOL and lower cancer-specific and global psychological distress were related to non-judging of inner experience (p < 0.001). Higher HRQOL and lower psychological distress were related to acting with awareness (p < 0.001). Lower distress was also related to higher non-reactivity to inner experience and a lower level of observing (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Men with advanced prostate cancer are at risk of poor psychological outcomes. Psychological flexibility may be a promising target for interventions to improve adjustment outcomes in this patient group. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRY: Trial Registration: ACTRN12612000306819.en
dc.description.sponsorshipRadiation Oncologyen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.titleThe role of mindfulness in distress and quality of life for men with advanced prostate canceren
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.description.affiliatesCentral Coast Local Health Districten
dc.description.affiliatesGosford Hospitalen
dc.identifier.journaltitleQuality of Life Research : An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitationen
dc.type.studyortrialClinical Trialen
item.fulltextNo Fulltext-
item.openairetypeJournal Article-
Appears in Collections:Oncology / Cancer
Show simple item record

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 31, 2023

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.