The measurement of psychological distress in men being investigated for the presence of prostate cancer

@article{Awsare2008TheMO,
  title={The measurement of psychological distress in men being investigated for the presence of prostate cancer},
  author={Ninaad S Awsare and James A Green and Beverley Aldwinckle and Damian C Hanbury and Greg B Boustead and Thomas McNicholas},
  journal={Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={384-389}
}
High levels (>50%) of anxiety are reported in patients undergoing screening for prostate cancer, which may affect health-related quality of life. We aimed to determine the level and prevalence of anxiety and depression and to identify those aspects of the diagnostic pathway that induce the most stress in men being investigated for prostate cancer. A total of 159 prostate-specific antigen-unscreened men undergoing a transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate (TRUS-B) completed two… CONTINUE READING
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