Personality predicts prostate cancer treatment decision-making difficulty and satisfaction.

  title={Personality predicts prostate cancer treatment decision-making difficulty and satisfaction.},
  author={Heather Orom and Louis A. Penner and Brady T. West and Tracy Morris Downs and Walter Rayford and Willie Underwood},
  volume={18 3},
OBJECTIVE Prostate cancer (PCa) patients often must decide between several treatment modalities considered equally efficacious, but associated with different benefits and side-effects. For some, the decision-making process can be difficult, but little is known about patient characteristics and cognitive processes that might influence the difficulty of such decisions. This study investigated the roles of dispositional optimism and self-efficacy in PCa treatment decision-making difficulty and… CONTINUE READING

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