Emotional Isolation: Prevalence and the Effect on Well-being among 50-80-Year-Old Prostate Cancer Patients

  title={Emotional Isolation: Prevalence and the Effect on Well-being among 50-80-Year-Old Prostate Cancer Patients},
  author={Paul W. Dickman Jan Adolfsson {\'A}sgeir R. Helgason},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology},
  pages={97 - 101}
  • Ásgeir R. Helgason, Paul W. Dickman, Jan Adolfsson
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Objective: To investigate to what extent prostate cancer patients confide their emotional concerns, and whether having no one to confide in affects well-being. Material and methods: A population-based study using epidemiological methods. A questionnaire was mailed to all 431 living prostate cancer patients aged 50-80 at the time of selection, diagnosed 1.5-2 years previously in Stockholm County, and 435 randomly selected men in the same age group. The questionnaire was completed anonymously… 
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