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    Regret and fear in prostate cancer: The relationship between treatment appraisals and fear of recurrence in prostate cancer survivors


    Maguire, Rebecca and Hanly, Paul and Drummond, Frances J. and Gavin, Anna and Sharp, Linda (2017) Regret and fear in prostate cancer: The relationship between treatment appraisals and fear of recurrence in prostate cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 26 (11). pp. 1825-1831. ISSN 1099-1611

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    Abstract

    Objective: Fear of recurrence (FOR) is a key concern among survivors of all cancers. In prostate cancer, FOR varies with health and treatment type, but little is known about how survivors' appraisals of their treatment, and in particular, their level of regret over treatment decisions may affect this. Methods: A total of 1229 prostate cancer survivors between 2‐ and 5‐years postdiagnosis were invited to complete a postal questionnaire including a FOR scale, Decisional Regret Scale, and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ C30 health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument. Multiple regression analysis explored the impact of 3 blocks of factors on FOR: (1) demographic characteristics and disease extent, (2) primary treatment received and health status (treatment side effects and HRQoL), and (3) treatment appraisals, specifically satisfaction with information received regarding treatment and level of regret experienced over treatment decisions. Results: The final multivariable model explained 27% of variance on FOR. Significant correlates of lower FOR included having localised disease, having undergone an invasive treatment, as well as health status (higher HRQoL and fewer ongoing side effects). Beyond this, appraisals of treatment significantly contributed to the model: More decisional regret and lower satisfaction with information received were associated with higher FOR. Conclusion: These findings suggest that FOR may be mitigated by providing survivors with more information regarding treatment choices and the treatment itself so that men can make well‐informed decisions and experience less future regret. Sensitivity analysis for variables predicting FOR among prostate cancer survivors is not suspected of having a recurrence.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Maguire, R, Hanly, P, Drummond, FJ, Gavin, A, Sharp, L. Regret and fear in prostate cancer: The relationship between treatment appraisals and fear of recurrence in prostate cancer survivors. Psycho‐Oncology. 2017; 26: 1825– 1831. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4384
    Keywords: appraisals; cancer; fear of recurrence; Ireland; oncology; prostate cancer; regret; treatment decision making;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 12623
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4384
    Depositing User: Rebecca Maguire
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2020 15:07
    Journal or Publication Title: Psycho-Oncology
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
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