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A longitudinal study of coping strategies in men receiving radiotherapy and neo-adjuvant androgen deprivation for prostate cancer: a quantitative and qualitative study.
TLDR
Men used a variety of ways of coping to help them deal with radiotherapy and neo-adjuvant androgen deprivation for up to 12 months after radiotherapy. Expand
A randomized controlled trial of a self-management psychosocial intervention for men with prostate cancer and their partners: a study protocol.
TLDR
This feasibility study is to investigate the acceptability of the CONNECT programme to men with prostate cancer and their partners and to gain feedback from the participants and facilitators to make changes to and enhance the programme. Expand
The experience and perceptions of men with prostate cancer and their partners of the CONNECT psychosocial intervention: a qualitative exploration.
TLDR
Although there were areas that could be further improved, this psychosocial intervention was valued by the participants and can be used to make the necessary changes before the intervention is tested in a large randomised controlled trial. Expand
Facilitators' delivery of a psychosocial intervention in a controlled trial for men with prostate cancer and their partners: a process evaluation
TLDR
A tentative conceptual framework of factors, related to facilitators, influencing the fidelity of interventions in the context of controlled trials, is offered and will be useful for researchers worldwide who are involved in developing interventions and training facilitators. Expand
Quality of life in men living with advanced and localised prostate cancer in the UK: a population-based study.
TLDR
Men diagnosed with advanced disease do not report substantially different HRQOL outcomes to those diagnosed with localised disease, although considerable problems with hormonal function and fatigue are reported in men treated with androgen deprivation therapy. Expand
Exploring the needs, concerns and knowledge of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes: A qualitative study.
TLDR
Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus experienced a steep learning curve when initially diagnosed and eventually became skilled at managing their disease effectively and the use of insulin was associated with fear and guilt. Expand
Life after prostate cancer diagnosis: protocol for a UK-wide patient-reported outcomes study
TLDR
The Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (LAPCD) study is a UK-wide patient-reported outcomes study which will generate information to improve the health and well-being of men with prostate cancer. Expand
Consumers' and professionals' perceptions of a breast cancer review clinic.
TLDR
The number of women with breast cancer requiring ongoing review is likely to increase, but the current review service is not meeting all their needs, so a nurse-led follow-up service could be an attractive alternative to routine medical follow- up. Expand
Postnatal Lifestyle Intervention for Overweight Women With Previous Gestational Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial
TLDR
PAIGE resulted in significantly greater weight loss at 6 months compared with usual care, which could prove beneficial in terms of better long-term health and subsequent prevention of type 2 diabetes in overweight women with previous GDM. Expand
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