Psychological functioning associated with prostate cancer: cross-sectional comparison of patients treated with radiotherapy, brachytherapy, or surgery.

@article{Hervouet2005PsychologicalFA,
  title={Psychological functioning associated with prostate cancer: cross-sectional comparison of patients treated with radiotherapy, brachytherapy, or surgery.},
  author={S{\'e}verine Hervouet and Jos{\'e}e Savard and S{\'e}bastien Simard and Hans Ivers and Jacques Laverdi{\`e}re and {\'E}ric Vigneault and Yves Fradet and Louis Lacombe},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={474-84}
}
This study compared the prevalence of psychological difficulties (i.e., anxiety and depression), psychophysiological problems (i.e., insomnia and fatigue), and sexual difficulties across three modalities of treatment for prostate cancer (radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and radical prostatectomy). A total of 861 men completed a battery of questionnaires assessing anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and quality of life. Patients who initially received radiotherapy had higher levels of depression… CONTINUE READING

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