Psychotherapeutic Interventions Targeting Prostate Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

  title={Psychotherapeutic Interventions Targeting Prostate Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature.},
  author={Liliana Vartolomei and Shahrokh Francois Shariat and Mihai Dorin Vartolomei},
  journal={European urology oncology},
  volume={1 4},

Evaluations of psychosocial cancer support services: A scoping review

While the included studies indicate some improvements to well-being for patients with cancer, the low number and lack of high quality of studies indicate these findings should be interpreted with caution.

The effectiveness of psychological intervention for depression, anxiety, and distress in prostate cancer: a systematic review of literature.

The utility of psychological intervention for depression, anxiety, and distress related to prostate cancer is underscored and future research should ascertain their impact on long-term clinical outcomes, like disease progression and survival.

For whom and what outcomes does cognitive-behavioral-therapy work among cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Findings showed that CBT is an effective treatment for individuals diagnosed with cancer, however, treatment effects differ by important disease- and intervention-related factors, which should be considered when recommending CBT for cancer patients/survivors.

Depression and prostate cancer: implications for urologists and oncologists

The prevalence and effects of depression in men with prostate cancer are described, how depression can be identified in the clinical setting and treatment considerations are discussed, and targeted assessment strategies that focus on depression subtypes as well as overall depressive status are suggested.

Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Life Expectancy, Resilience and Death Anxiety in Women with Cancer

Acceptance and commitment therapy is effective in increasing the life expectancy and resilience and also in decreasing death Anxiety in women patient with cancer and can be used in designing of psychological treatment interventions in the field of cancer.

Mindfulness‐based interventions for psychological wellbeing and quality of life in men with prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

MBI is potentially promising for psychological outcomes, quality of life and post-traumatic growth symptoms improvement in men with prostate cancer but recommendations cannot be made based on current evidence due to limited research and inadequate methodological rigour of published literature.

Efficacy, Use, and Acceptability of a Web-Based Self-management Intervention Designed to Maximize Sexual Well-being in Men Living With Prostate Cancer: Single-Arm Experimental Study

The results indicate that the intervention may improve one's self-perceived knowledge and understanding of how to manage sexual issues and increase self-efficacy or the belief that a satisfactory sex life could be achieved following treatment.



Psychotherapy for depression among incurable cancer patients.

Evidence from RCTs of moderate quality suggest that psychotherapy is useful for treating depressive states in advanced cancer patients, however, no evidence supports the effectiveness of psychotherapy for patients with clinically diagnosed depression.

Psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer: a Cochrane systematic review

It is shown that psychosocial interventions may have small, short‐term beneficial effects on certain domains of wellbeing, as measured by the physical component of GHQoL and cancer‐related QoL when compared with usual care and on other domains such as symptom‐related ZoL, self‐efficacy, uncertainty, distress or depression.

Psychological interventions for the sexual sequelae of cancer: A review of the literature

There was moderate support for the effectiveness and feasibility of psychological interventions targeting sexual dysfunction following cancer but attrition rates are high, placebo response is notable, and there are often barriers impeding survivors from seeking out psychological interventions for sexual concerns.

Effects of psycho-oncologic interventions on emotional distress and quality of life in adult patients with cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Various types of psycho-oncologic interventions are associated with significant, small-to-medium effects on emotional distress and quality of life in adult patients with cancer.

Depression and anxiety in prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence rates

The findings suggest that the prevalence of depression and anxiety in men with prostate cancer, across the treatment spectrum, is relatively high and further research is warranted to ensure that psychological distress in patients with prostatecancer is not underdiagnosed and undertreated.

The effect of psychological interventions on anxiety and depression in cancer patients: results of two meta-analyses

It is suggested that preventative psychological interventions in cancer patients may have a moderate clinical effect upon anxiety but not depression, and group therapy is at least as effective as individual.

Psychosocial interventions for cancer: review and analysis using a three‐tiered outcomes model

A three‐tiered measurement model for psychosocial interventions with cancer patients and compares this model to extant measurement strategies is described and a greater emphasis on treatment costs, quality of life, and mediating/moderating processes associated with improvement in outcomes could inform decisions regarding allocation of health‐care resources.

Pre-intervention distress moderates the efficacy of psychosocial treatment for cancer patients: a meta-analysis

Pre-intervention distress significantly moderated intervention effects, explaining up to 50% of the between-study effect-size variance: effects on anxiety and depression were generally negligible when pre-interventions distress was low and pronounced when it was high.