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17.06.2016 | Ausgabe 12/2016 Open Access

Quality of Life Research 12/2016

The role of mindfulness in distress and quality of life for men with advanced prostate cancer

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Quality of Life Research > Ausgabe 12/2016
Autoren:
Suzanne K. Chambers, Elizabeth Foley, Samantha Clutton, Robert McDowall, Stefano Occhipinti, Martin Berry, Martin R. Stockler, Stephen J. Lepore, Mark Frydenberg, Robert A. Gardiner, Ian D. Davis, David P. Smith

Abstract

Objective

To examine the extent to which mindfulness skills influence psychological distress and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in men with metastatic or castration-resistant biochemical progression of prostate cancer.

Patients and methods

A cross-sectional survey of 190 men (46 % response; mean age 71 years, SD = 8.7, range 40–91 years) with advanced prostate cancer, assessed psychological and cancer-specific distress, HRQOL. Mindfulness skills were assessed as potential predictors of adjustment outcomes.

Results

Overall, 39 % of men reported high psychological distress. One third had accessed psychological support previously although only 10 % were under current psychological care. One quarter had accessed a prostate cancer support group in the past six months.
Higher HRQOL and lower cancer-specific and global psychological distress were related to non-judging of inner experience (p < 0.001).
Higher HRQOL and lower psychological distress were related to acting with awareness (p < 0.001). Lower distress was also related to higher non-reactivity to inner experience and a lower level of observing (p < 0.05).

Conclusions

Men with advanced prostate cancer are at risk of poor psychological outcomes. Psychological flexibility may be a promising target for interventions to improve adjustment outcomes in this patient group.

Clinical Trial Registry

Trial Registration: ACTRN12612000306819

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