The Context of adjustment: Qualitative reports from Australian men being treated for non-localised prostate cancer

Green, H. J. (2003) The Context of adjustment: Qualitative reports from Australian men being treated for non-localised prostate cancer. Clinical Psychologist, 7 2: 81-92. doi:10.1080/13284200410001707533

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Author Green, H. J.
Title The Context of adjustment: Qualitative reports from Australian men being treated for non-localised prostate cancer
Journal name Clinical Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1328-4207
Publication date 2003-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13284200410001707533
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 81
End page 92
Total pages 12
Editor Pachana, Nancy
Subject 380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract Studies using standardised group measures can mask individual factors that patients consider important to understanding their adjustment. In this study, clinical psychologists categorised verbal and written comments from 77 Australian men before and during treatment for non-localised prostate cancer. Emergent themes included appraisals, health beliefs, coping resources, coping strategies, attributions about medication, and feelings about participating in research. Results demonstrated substantial individual differences in adjustment to prostate cancer. Themes raised by participants suggest potential avenues for clinical interventions and future studies in this patient group.
Keyword prostate cancer
quality of life
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