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Interventions with Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients: Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Trials
Meta‐analysis indicated that although these interventions had small to medium effects, they significantly reduced caregiver burden, improved caregivers' ability to cope, increased their self‐efficacy, and improved aspects of their quality of life.
A Tailored Web-Based Psychoeducational Intervention for Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers
It was possible to translate a clinician-delivered program to a Web-based format that was easy to use and had positive effects on dyadic outcomes and is a promising way to provide psychosocial care to more patients and caregivers using fewer personnel.
Improving couples' quality of life through a Web-based prostate cancer education intervention
Overall, participants were satisfied with PERC and reported that PERC improved their knowledge about symptom management and communication as a couple and PERC was a feasible, acceptable method of reducing the side effects of PCa treatment–related symptoms and improving quality of life.
Assessing longitudinal quality of life in prostate cancer patients and their spouses: a multilevel modeling approach
Evidence indicates that couples’ QOL during cancer survivorship is affected by multiple contextual factors (e.g., baseline demographics and time-varying psychosocial factors and symptoms).
How does health literacy affect quality of life among men with newly diagnosed clinically localized prostate cancer?
The authors examined the relation between health‐related quality of life (HRQOL) and health literacy among men with prostate cancer.
Study of dyadic communication in couples managing prostate cancer: a longitudinal perspective
This study examined the patterns of change in dyadic communication between patients with prostate cancer and their partners, and also determined if certain factors affected their communication over time.
Treatment decisional regret among men with prostate cancer: Racial differences and influential factors in the North Carolina Health Access and Prostate Cancer Treatment Project (HCaP‐NC)
It has been demonstrated that treatment decisional regret affects quality of life in patients with prostate cancer (CaP); however, there are limited studies that identify factors associated with
Patient-healthcare provider communication: perspectives of African American cancer patients.
The findings help to gain knowledge of patient-HCP communication and to identify potential strategies for better communication between patients and HCPs among middle-aged and older African American cancer patients, which will ultimately promote culturally sensitive oncology care.