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Psychosocial aspects of active surveillance.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Kazer, MW; Psutka, SP; Latini, DM; Bailey, DE
Published in: Current opinion in urology
May 2013

To summarize the literature on psychosocial responses to active surveillance as well as educational and support strategies to promote adherence.There are two prevalent responses among men undergoing active surveillance; anxiety and uncertainty. The education of a patient about low-risk prostate cancer as well as the inquiry by the physician into patient's priorities and goals with respect to their prostate cancer diagnosis provide opportunities to facilitate a collaborative relationship between the physician and the patient. Supplemental support services for men undergoing active surveillance, including support groups and Internet-based interventions continue to be researched in relation to their role in promoting adherence to active surveillance.Active surveillance continues to remain a highly valued management approach for men with early stage prostate cancer. However, it is suggested that the psychosocial burden of living with prostate cancer plays a substantial role in adherence to active surveillance and outcomes of men with the disease. Effective clinician education and counseling, as well as the referral for supplemental support services must be implemented and documented in future research studies and clinical practice.

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Published In

Current opinion in urology

DOI

EISSN

1473-6586

ISSN

0963-0643

Publication Date

May 2013

Volume

23

Issue

3

Start / End Page

273 / 277

Related Subject Headings

  • Watchful Waiting
  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Uncertainty
  • Time Factors
  • Social Support
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Prognosis
 

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Kazer, M. W., Psutka, S. P., Latini, D. M., & Bailey, D. E. (2013). Psychosocial aspects of active surveillance. Current Opinion in Urology, 23(3), 273–277. https://doi.org/10.1097/mou.0b013e32835eff24
Kazer, Meredith W., Sarah P. Psutka, David M. Latini, and Donald E. Bailey. “Psychosocial aspects of active surveillance.Current Opinion in Urology 23, no. 3 (May 2013): 273–77. https://doi.org/10.1097/mou.0b013e32835eff24.
Kazer MW, Psutka SP, Latini DM, Bailey DE. Psychosocial aspects of active surveillance. Current opinion in urology. 2013 May;23(3):273–7.
Kazer, Meredith W., et al. “Psychosocial aspects of active surveillance.Current Opinion in Urology, vol. 23, no. 3, May 2013, pp. 273–77. Epmc, doi:10.1097/mou.0b013e32835eff24.
Kazer MW, Psutka SP, Latini DM, Bailey DE. Psychosocial aspects of active surveillance. Current opinion in urology. 2013 May;23(3):273–277.

Published In

Current opinion in urology

DOI

EISSN

1473-6586

ISSN

0963-0643

Publication Date

May 2013

Volume

23

Issue

3

Start / End Page

273 / 277

Related Subject Headings

  • Watchful Waiting
  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Uncertainty
  • Time Factors
  • Social Support
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Prognosis